Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Information

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Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Information
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Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, is a program that provides food benefits to children who had limited onsite meals at their school or child care center due to the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT benefits have helped Washington families affected by these closures to buy food since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.


Food Nutrition Service (FNS) approved Washington state to provide P-EBT benefits in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. As the pandemic evolved, so did P-EBT, and its requirements from FNS change with each year. To apply for P-EBT approval, DSHS collaborates with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to build a plan that serves families with benefits.


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