Starting in April 2021, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits will be issued to eligible students. Families do not need to apply for these benefits. 

Benefits will be issued to students who meet the criteria below: 

• Determined eligible for free or reduced-price school meals by application or directly 

certified through SNAP, TANF or Medicaid eligibility for school years 2019-20, or 2020-21. Attend a school that has been closed or operating at reduced attendance or hours for at least 5 consecutive days. 

Eligible students that have opted-in for fully remote learning or experienced a quarantine for a minimum of five consecutive days will also qualify for P-EBT benefits. 

Our district will submit student eligibility data to the Nebraska Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. Eligible students will receive funds monthly based on their learning mode (split/hybrid schedule -$62 or fully remote- $116). Information on how to use the cards will be issued with the cards. 

Additional information on the P-EBT assistance program can be found on USDA's website and the DHHS EBT webpage.