Important Information Regarding Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You may have heard about a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) called Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT for short. This program intends to provide financial assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals who have lost access to food due to the school closures caused by COVID-19. The financial assistance will be distributed to eligible families on new or existing Colorado EBT cards. The average P-EBT benefit is $5.70/child per day or up to $279 per eligible child, retroactive to when school initially closed. This benefit is in addition to the grab-n-go meals that the district is currently offering at select locations

If your family is already participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and possesses an EBT card, the P-EBT benefits will automatically be loaded onto your card within the month of June 2020. If your family is not currently enrolled in SNAP benefits, you must complete an application to receive P-EBT.

Receiving these benefits will not affect your immigration or public charge status.

To successfully complete the P-EBT application, you will need your child(ren)’s State Assigned Student ID (SASID) number which can be found on your registration letter included in your registration packet or please reach out to Bunny Taylor at btaylor@lakecountyschools.net or 719-486-6805.

Upon approval, an EBT card with the qualifying amount will be mailed to you. To access the P-EBT application visit:

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/colorado-food-assistance-and-covid-19

For more information about P-EBT, please visit Colorado Department of Human Services’ Frequently Asked Questions webpage. If you have further questions, please contact pebt2020@state.co.us and a representative will respond.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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