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P-EBT food assistance program application open through Aug. 13

The state of Texas will offer a second round of the federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer – or P-EBT – program, providing support for families in need of food assistance.

Through the P-EBT, families with children who have temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price meals are eligible to apply for financial support to be used for food. The application for this program is now open and will remain open through Aug. 13.

P-EBT provides families with one-time payments for each child to assist with food purchases. Families are eligible if they did not receive SNAP benefits for at least one month during the 2020-21 school year. Students who were born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020-21 school year in May or June 2021 are also eligible.

For more information about the P-EBT program, click here.