As the School Food Service Director for Edmonson County Schools, I am excited to announce this news, Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards for students attending school in Edmonson County.
In the 2019-2020 School Year, Kentucky has approximately 602,000 children who qualified for Free or Reduced Lunch. That is around 80% of the population of children who attend schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Kentucky has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) for an opportunity that will benefit families across this great state. The USDA announced on May 20, 2020 that this new program authorized by the Family First Coronavirus Response Act. (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced meals dealing with school closures.
Beginning June 1, 2020 for 30 days all eligible public school families will be able to opt-in to receive the benefit by applying on https://benefind.ky.gov./. Benefits will be processed immediately upon confirmation that the student had access to free or reduced lunch. If your child attended a school that participated in the Child Eligibility Provisions (CEP) they are eligible! All schools in the Edmonson County School District are CEP eligible.
Make sure you have logged into Infinite Campus to get your child’s Statewide Student ID (SSID) number to complete the online form.
Currently enrolled students who are receiving Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on an active EBT card will automatically receive the additional funds for P-EBT added on to their existing card beginning this week.
Currently enrolled students who are receiving Medicaid or KTAP benefits based on income levels below the NSLP income guidelines, or who are in Foster Care, will automatically receive a P-EBT card in the mail.
Please follow your child’s school Facebook page and keep up with all updates. Information is also located on the KDE P-EBT web page.
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