Coronavirus Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

  • Pandemic Electroni Benefits Program (P-EBT)

    USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)

    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 ( PL 116-127), as amended by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Extensions Act (PL 116-159), Provides the Secretary of Agriculture authority to approve state agency plans to administer P-EBT.

    Through P-EBT, eligible school children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded on EBT cards that are used to purchase food.  Children who would have received free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Act if their schools were not closed or operating with reduced hours or attendance are eligible to receive P-EBT benefits.  Students who are eilgible will only receive benefits for the days they are remote learning. 

    Resources for districts/schools participating in the School Nutrition Program

    December 22, 2020: GoToMeeting recording - Spreadsheet Instructions.

    NEW Learning Locations COGNOS report - This resource was shared with your pupil accounting coordinator.  If anyone has any data or questions about the report, a member of the school/district eSchool team can enter a helpdesk ticket with DOE.

    For districts/schools only - contact Carolyn Kincaid at for assistance with information/spreadsheet needed from districts/schools.

    P-EBT Contact Information:

    Please contact the DHSS - Division of Social Services at 1-866-843-7212 if you have any questions about Delaware's P-EBT program.

Last Modified on January 12, 2021