Boise, ID –03 / 17/2021 – Idaho has asked USDA to provide a new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Card (P-EBT) for children who have lost access to free or discounted school meals due to school closures. It’s part of the US government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the P-EBT program is approved, eligible schoolchildren will receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded onto new EBT cards that can be used to purchase food. Eligible children are those who qualified in the 2020-2021 school year for free or discounted meals, either through a meal request or through direct certification.
While this benefit is still pending approval from the United States Department of Agriculture, students must be eligible for meal allowances before May 1, 2021 in order to be considered for this next P-EBT payment. We encourage you to apply if you think your child will be eligible. Payments will be sent to the primary contact of each child listed in each student’s Infinite Campus account. If you need to verify who this contact is, please contact your school.