P-EBT is a federal program. The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19 related school closures. P-EBT provides food supports to help families with children who were receiving free and reduced-price school meals pay for food.
How will I get P-EBT funds in 2021?
- I got P-EBT in the past on a P-EBT card: Starting in January, check your P-EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.
- I got P-EBT in the past on my DTA EBT card: Starting in January, check your EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.
- If you are new to P-EBT:
- If you get SNAP and/or TAFDC, check your DTA EBT card for funds.
- If you do NOT get SNAP and/or TAFDC, you will get a letter in the mail from the DTA. You will also get a P-EBT card in the mail in a different envelope. KEEP THE LETTER UNTIL YOU HAVE GOTTEN AND PINNED THE CARD. The letter has your students’ case number that you need to PIN the card.
Each month, funds will be added to your card on the 25th of each month for the month before. Example: your February P-EBT funds will be based on your students’ learning situation in January.
IMPORTANT: Using P-EBT does not impact you or your student’s immigration status. The public charge rule does not apply to this program.
Need a Replacement Card? Click HERE. You can also call 1-877-382-2363
HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR P-EBT CARD