P-EBT(Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer)
Pandemic Electronic Benfit Transfer (P-EBT) is for families with children (up to age 21) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
P-EBT for the 2020-2021 school year (August 2020 to June 2021) is for families with children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and families with children born after August 1, 2014 who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits.
P-EBT benefits can be used thesame way as SNAP benefits.
P-EBIT is administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture, and Texas Education Agency.
Please note: Applications open on June 2. Once HHSC receives the application and verifies your eligibility with the school list, you will receive a Texas P-EBT card in the mail that includes P-EBT funds.
Review the Guidelines for Organizations on the Pandemic-EBT Program here
For more information visit the Texas Health and Human Services FAQ website for the P-EBT here
P-EBT Toll-Free Call Center: 833-613-6220/833-442-1255