Information Regarding Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a new federal program available to Colorado families whose children attend school districts that implement the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). P-EBT allows families to receive federal funding to purchase supplemental food to combat food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. P-EBT provides families a supplemental monetary allotment equal to a free breakfast and lunch at a rate of $5.70/day or up to $279/per eligible child.
Receiving these benefits will not affect your immigration or public charge status. All families who are eligible for P-EBT may receive it, regardless of immigration status. P-EBT is a pandemic emergency benefit based on free or reduced-price school meal eligibility, and similar to other benefits that the Department Homeland Security has stated that it is excluded from consideration in public charge. Household information that is used to determine eligibility is protected under both federal and state data privacy practices.
To successfully complete the P-EBT application, you will need your Students State Assigned Student ID (SASID) number. A letter was sent out to all WPS families containing their SASID number. If you lost your letter, Students State ID numbers are located in Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
** Information on how to access Student State ID in Parent Portal: Locating SASID number in IC
For more information about P-EBT or to access the P-EBT application, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services' webpage: www.colorado.gov/cdhs/p-ebt. Westminster Public Schools does not administer this program.
Note: P-EBT benefits are separate funding then School Meal Benefits. You must reapply for School Meal benefits with Westminster Public Schools every school year.
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