Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be available in Summer 2023. This will be a one-time, lump sum benefit of $120 per eligible child. New recipients will receive a letter and card. Existing recipients will receive a letter. If you received P-EBT benefits previously the funds will be loaded onto your existing card.
There is no need to apply; students will receive the benefit if they are eligible.
Who is eligible for P-EBT summer 2023 benefits?
If your student is enrolled at one of these CEP schools (as of the end of this school year), they are automatically eligible.
- Badger Mountain Elementary
- Jason Lee Elementary
- Jefferson Elementary
- Lewis & Clark Elementary
- Marcus Whitman Elementary
- Sacajawea Elementary
- Tapteal Elementary
- William Wiley Elementary
- Carmichael Middle School
- Chief Joseph Middle School
- Enterprise Middle School
- River’s Edge High School
- Early Learning Center
If your student attends one of these schools (as of the end of this school year), they are eligible only if they have qualified for either free or reduced meals. This includes graduating seniors.
- Desert Sky Elementary
- Orchard Elementary
- White Bluffs Elementary
- Leona Libby Middle School
- Hanford High School
- Richland High School
- Three Rivers HomeLink
Students enrolled in PCOA are not eligible at this time.
What do you need to do?
Make sure your student’s school has your correct address on file! Nutrition Services will upload a list of eligible students in June. Student addresses are pulled directly from PowerSchool.
If you need to update your mailing address, you must provide proof of residency to the school(s) where your student(s) attends. Nutrition Services cannot change addresses in PowerSchool.
Can you still apply for free or reduced meals to be eligible for P-EBT benefits?
Yes. Submit applications by June 9th. Late applications will not be eligible for summer 2023 benefits. Apply online at www.mymealtime.com/apps or submit a paper application to the Nutrition Services Office. If you have questions about your student’s eligibility, contact the RSD Nutrition Services Office at (509) 967-6114 or email@example.com.
Can you decline the benefit?
Yes. Information will be provided with the card on how to decline benefits.
Do you have any questions about P-EBT?
Call the P-EBT Contact Center 1-833-518-0282 or visit www.dshs.wa.gov/pebt.