After approval, families can be eligible for the pandemic ebt
program and receive $$ on their card to go grocery shopping for meals
for their child/ children
New Resources, updated June 11:
Get help buying food while schools are closed
Families can receive up to $363 per child to spend on groceries in addition to meals from school through a new program called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.
Apply by June 30th by calling 1-855-797-4357
To learn more, visit https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/sit...
Who is eligible?
Children are eligible for P-EBT benefits if they are eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals and their school is closed due to COVID-19.
How will families get their P-EBT Benefits?
If a family currently receives SNAP or TANF they do not need to apply. The P-EBT benefit will be added to their existing card. If a family does not have SNAP/TANF but applied for Free or Reduced meals at their school and were approved can receive the P-EBT benefit but they must call and apply. They will get their P-EBT card in the mail.
How is the P-EBT card used?
The card will be used like a debit card. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.
*Students can still pick-up school breakfast and lunch if they receive P-EBT benefits