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Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer

Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

Important information for parents or guardians of students that are qualified for free or reduced-price school meals for School Year 2021.

 

What is the Pandemic-EBT Program?

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a benefit to help purchase food for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to pandemic-related school closures at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Who is eligible for P-EBT Benefits?

Students in a household that is approved for free or reduced-price school meals attending a qualifying school may be eligible for P-EBT.

 

What makes a school qualify for P-EBT?

  • The school must be approved to operate the National School Lunch Program; and
  • Must have been closed/operating with reduced hours of attendance for 5 or more consecutive days at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.

 

What makes a student eligible for P-EBT?

  • Student must be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals; or
  • Must be enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 school; and
  • Your student is not receiving in-person instruction for some or all during the months of September through May 2021.

 

How are P-EBT benefits determined?

Benefits are determined by a school’s P-EBT qualifying date and the main student instruction model during each month.

 

How can I find out more about P-EBT?

Learn more about the P-EBT program in Utah by visiting:

https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/pebt/

The website provides a current list of qualifying schools, Frequently Asked Questions, and contact information.