Households are eligible for P-EBT because they:
- Include an eligible child or children, who if not for the closure of their school during a public health emergency designation and due to concerns about a COVID-19 outbreak, would receive free or reduced-price school meals under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended, and
- The child’s school or district has been closed for at least 5 consecutive days during a public health emergency designation and due to concerns about a COVID-19 outbreak.
The value of the school meals is equal to the Federal reimbursement rate for breakfast and lunch at the free rate, as specified by USDA.
Headstarts are not eligible at this time.