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Student Pandemic EBT Card Benefits Extended

P-EBT provides food assistance to families with students who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but currently not in school.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced that Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits have been authorized by Public Law 11-6159, through the Federal Fiscal Year of September 30, 2021.

P-EBT provides food assistance to families with students who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but currently not in school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who are eligible will be issued a card in which they may purchase food.

The eligibility criteria for students are as follows:

  • Schools must be closed or had a delayed start for five consecutive days OR have a hybrid model in place.
  • Schools must be a provider of the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
  • Students must be enrolled in an Indiana School.

School eligibility is as follows:

  • Scholl is a participant in the National School Lunch Program, School Lunch Program, or the Community Eligibility Provision
  • School had delayed opening of at least 5 consecutive days
  • School has been closed for at least 5 consecutive days
  • School offered a hybrid schedule
  • School must not normally participate in a hybrid schedule.

The FSSA stated that DFR will work in partnership with all Indiana schools to obtain the required student demographic information.

If you would like to see if your child's school participated in this program you can click here

For more information, you can visit https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/.

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