IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING P-EBT ELIGIBILITY
In order for a student to be eligible for P-EBT benefits, they must be enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and receive meals at no cost or at a reduced price. Please see the list of schools that participate in NSLP
The school must report student data to the Department of Education for students to receive the P-EBT benefit. Please see the status list of school data reporting.
The school data reporting list will be periodically updated.
Update – Some students whose families are currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have begun receiving their P-PEBT benefits. The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs is working diligently with Schools and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to collect and process student data. P-EBT benefits will continue to be issued to eligible students throughout the months of June, July and August. Please visit the DHS website for more information or contact DHS directly for benefit issuance questions. DHS can be reached by calling (503) 945-6481 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Families First Coronavirus
Response Act of 2020, has provided additional funding available to families
whose children would receive free or reduced price meals under the Richard
B. Russell National School Lunch Act if not for the
COVID-19 school closures.
On May 5, 2020, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and
the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced that more than 351,000 students
receiving free meals from Oregon schools will receive additional food benefits
for groceries during the school closure.
Households will receive food benefits equivalent to the cost
of one lunch and one breakfast for each eligible student – $5.70 per normal
school day for the months of March, April, May, and June.
Beginning in June, these additional benefits will be automatically
deposited for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households to
their existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) accounts on their regular
issuance date. Benefits are sent out from the 1st to the 9th of the month,
based on the last digit of your SSN.
Students who receive free school meals but do not receive
SNAP benefits will automatically receive an Oregon Trail Card in the mail in
the months of June and July. Parents do not need to apply if their children are
part of a school where all students receive free meals.
Families whose children
attend participating schools and have experienced significant income loss may
have become eligible for free school meals, and there is still time to apply
for free or reduced price meal benefits.
Parent and Guardian P-EBT Information and Resources
School Administrator P-EBT Information and Resources
order for eligible students to receive the P-EBT benefit, schools and school
districts must submit student information to The Oregon Department of Education
as per the data request sent on May 5, 2020.