If your child is normally eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, there is a temporary food benefit program called P-EBT to help you get through the summer!
P-EBT stands for Pandemic-EBT and families with eligible children will receive a one-time payment of $325 per child on a new or existing EBT card.
Wondering if your child is eligible?
Families with children ages 5-18 as of Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible for P-EBT benefits if:
- Their child’s school is closed due to COVID-19; and
- They were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits as of March 18, 2020; or
- Their child was receiving free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-2020 school year; or
- Their child is enrolled in a school that offers free school meals to all students.
How to apply?
Families with eligible children ages 5-18 who were receiving SNAP and/or MFIP as of March 18 do not need to apply. A one-time payment will be automatically issued to their household’s current Minnesota EBT card on May 30, 2020.
Families who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year or attended a school that offers free school meals to all students – but who were not receiving SNAP or MFIP benefits as of March 18 – must complete an online application at mn.p-ebt.org between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. Eligible families will receive a Minnesota P-EBT card in the mail within 30 days with instructions to activate the card. This card provides access to P-EBT funds.
For more information: https://mn.p-ebt.org/en/