Deadline for Pandemic EBT Fast Approaching
The deadline to apply for the Pandemic EBT is Friday, September 25. In June, the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced that the two agencies were partnering to provide additional support to help feed students and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Children who were receiving free or reduced price lunch in school in March this year are eligible for Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, and the benefit is $256 per child. Families can use their pre-loaded EBT cards at approved EBT grocery retailers and outlets to purchase food items. Children whose families are on SNAP are automatically enrolled, but if you are not on SNAP you must apply by Sept 25 to receive the benefit. P-EBT benefits are entirely federally funded at no cost to families participating in the program. To learn how to apply, download flyer below for more information.