Summer 2022 P-EBT Information

 

Students who will be entering Kindergarten in September 2022 are not eligible.

P-EBT benefits are available only if your school participates in the NSLP. Not all schools participate in the NSLP, so you should check with your school if you have questions about their participation.

How much is the benefit?
A total benefit of $391 will be issued for each eligible child.

When will my child(ren) receive these benefits?
Summer 2022 P-EBT is expected to be issued starting in September 2022. If you are a SNAP recipient, benefits will be added directly to your Families First card.

If you are not a SNAP recipient, a new P-EBT card will be mailed to the mailing address provided by your school starting in September 2022. Benefits will not be issued on old P-EBT cards. Look out in the mail for a new card. Please check with your school to see what information was submitted. Once mailed, cards may take a few weeks to reach your address.
 
Do I need to apply for P-EBT?
No, there is no application to receive P-EBT, however, your child must be eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). If you are newly eligible for the NSLP, contact your child's school to submit an application through September 9, 2022 to receive a summer P-EBT benefit.

If your child is eligible and was signed up for the NSLP, their information is submitted by their school. Benefits will be issued to you automatically by mail or, in some instances, on your existing Families First Card, if you receive SNAP.