P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Program)

    1. The state may authorize funds to students thru P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Program).
    •  The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to com/Learn/PEBT to apply. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.
    1. In addition, The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program has gone into effect. It provides a temporary discount on broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.
    •  Contact your service provider for more information.

    Who is Eligible?

    • Students who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
    • Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021. 

     

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1)    mail:        U.S. Department of Agriculture

                            Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                            1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                            Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)    fax:          (202) 690-7442; or
    (3)    email:      program.intake@usda.gov.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Child Nutrition Department at (817) 547-5860.