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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

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The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) program that provides food assistance benefits to children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to changes in instruction schedules and school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, as amended by the Continuing Appropriation Act of 2021 and Other Extensions Act, extended and expanded the P-EBT program through the 2020-2021 school year. The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Iowa Department of Education (Department) are collaboratively administering this program in Iowa.

For Parents

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program for School Year 2020-2021 for Parents and Guardians FAQ

For questions regarding the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), call 1-833-631-2508 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions about activating a card or for a card that has been lost or stolen, call 1-800-359-5802.

The following schools have submitted student eligibility information to the Iowa Department of Education.

Public Schools

  • Adair-Casey Comm School District
  • Adel DeSoto Minburn Comm School District
  • AGWSR Comm School District
  • AHSTW Comm School District
  • Akron Westfield Comm School District
  • Albert City-Truesdale Comm School District
  • Albia Comm School District
  • Alburnett Comm School District
  • Alden Comm School District
  • Algona Comm School District
  • Allamakee Comm School District
  • Alta-Aurelia Comm School District
  • Ames Comm School District
  • Anamosa Comm School District
  • Andrew Comm School District
  • Ankeny Comm School District
  • Ar-We-Va Comm School District
  • Aplington-Parkersburg Comm School District
  • Atlantic Comm School District
  • Audubon Comm School District
  • Ballard Comm School District
  • Baxter Comm School District
  • Bedford Comm School District
  • Belle Plaine Comm School District
  • Bellevue Comm School District
  • Belmond-Klemme Comm School District
  • Benton Comm School District
  • Bettendorf Comm School District
  • Bondurant-Farrar Comm School District
  • Boone Comm School District
  • Boyden-Hull Comm School District
  • Boyer Valley Comm School District
  • Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom Comm School District
  • Burlington Comm School District
  • CAL Comm School District
  • Calamus-Wheatland Comm School District
  • CAM Comm School District
  • Camanche Comm School District
  • Cardinal Comm School District
  • Carlisle Comm School District
  • Carroll Comm School District
  • Cedar Falls Comm School District
  • Cedar Rapids Comm School District
  • Center Point-Urbana Comm School District
  • Centerville Comm School District
  • Central DeWitt School District
  • Central Lee Comm School District
  • Central Lyon Comm School District
  • Central Springs Comm School District
  • Chariton Comm School District
  • Charles City Comm School District
  • Charter Oak-Ute Comm School District
  • Cherokee Comm School District
  • Clarinda Comm School District
  • Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Comm School District
  • Clarke Comm School District
  • Clay Central-Everly Comm School District
  • Clayton Ridge Comm School District
  • Clear Creek Amana Comm School District
  • Clear Lake Comm School District
  • Clinton Comm School District
  • Colfax-Mingo Comm School District
  • College Comm School District
  • Collins-Maxwell Comm School District
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard Comm School District
  • Corning Comm School District
  • Council Bluffs Comm School District
  • Creston Comm School District
  • Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District
  • Danville Comm School District
  • Davenport Comm School District
  • Davis County Comm School District
  • Decorah Community School District
  • Delwood Comm School District
  • Denison Comm School District
  • Denver Comm School District
  • Des Moines Independent Comm School District
  • Diagonal Comm School District
  • Dike-New Hartford Comm School District
  • Dubuque Comm School District
  • Dunkerton Comm School District
  • Durant Comm School District
  • Eagle Grove Comm School District
  • Earlham Comm School District
  • East Buchanan Comm School District
  • East Marshall Comm School District
  • East Mills Comm School District
  • East Union Comm School District
  • Easton Valley Comm School District
  • Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Comm School District
  • Edgewood-Colesburg Comm School District
  • Eldora-New Providence Comm School District
  • Emmetsburg Comm School District
  • Essex Comm School District
  • Estherville Lincoln Central Com Sch Dist
  • Exira-Elk Horn- Kimballton Comm Sch Dist
  • Fairfield Comm School District
  • Forest City Comm School District
  • Fort Dodge Comm School District
  • Fort Madison Comm School District
  • Fremont-Mills Comm School District
  • Galva-Holstein Comm School District
  • George-Little Rock Comm School District
  • Gilbert Comm School District
  • Gladbrook-Reinbeck Comm School District
  • Glenwood Comm School District
  • Glidden-Ralston Comm School District
  • Graettinger-Terril Comm School District
  • Greene County Comm School District
  • Grinnell-Newburg Comm School District
  • Griswold Comm School District
  • Grundy Center Comm School District
  • Guthrie Center Comm School District
  • H-L-V Comm School District
  • Hamburg Comm School District
  • Hampton-Dumont Comm School District
  • Harlan Comm School District
  • Harris-Lake Park Comm School District
  • Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Comm School District
  • Highland Comm School District
  • Hinton Comm School District
  • Howard-Winneshiek Comm School District
  • Hubbard-Radcliffe Comm School District
  • Hudson Comm School District
  • Humboldt Comm School District
  • IKM-Manning Comm School District
  • IKM-Manning Comm School District
  • Independence Comm School District
  • Indianola Comm School District
  • Interstate 35 Comm School District
  • Iowa City Comm School District
  • Iowa Falls Comm School District
  • Iowa Valley Comm School District
  • Janesville Consolidated School District
  • Jesup Comm School District
  • Johnston Comm School District
  • Keokuk Comm School District
  • Keota Comm School District
  • Kingsley-Pierson Comm School District
  • Knoxville Comm School District
  • Lake Mills Comm School District
  • Lamoni Comm School District
  • Laurens-Marathon Comm School District
  • Lawton-Bronson Comm School District
  • Le Mars Comm School District
  • Lenox Comm School District
  • Lewis Central Comm School District
  • Linn-Mar Comm School District
  • Lisbon Comm School District
  • Logan-Magnolia Comm School District
  • Lone Tree Comm School District
  • LuVerne Comm School District
  • Lynnville-Sully Comm School District
  • Madrid Comm School District
  • Manson Northwest Webster Comm School District
  • Maple Valley-Anthon Oto Comm School District
  • Maquoketa Comm School District
  • Maquoketa Valley Comm School District
  • Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Comm School District
  • Marion Independent School District
  • Martensdale-St Marys Comm School District
  • Marshalltown Comm School District
  • Mason City Comm School District
  • Melcher-Dallas Comm School District
  • MFL MarMac Comm School District
  • Mid-Prairie Comm School District
  • Midland Comm School District
  • Missouri Valley Comm School District
  • MOC-Floyd Valley Comm School District
  • Montezuma Comm School District
  • Monticello Comm School District
  • Mormon Trail Comm School District
  • Morning Sun Comm School District
  • Morning Sun Comm School District
  • Mount Ayr Comm School District
  • Mount Vernon Comm School District
  • Muscatine Comm School District
  • Nevada Comm School District
  • New Hampton Comm School District
  • Newell-Fonda Comm School District
  • Nodaway Valley Comm School District
  • North Cedar Comm School District
  • North Fayette Valley Comm School District
  • North Iowa Comm School District
  • North Linn Comm School District
  • North Polk Comm School District
  • North Scott Comm School District
  • North Tama County Comm School District
  • Northeast Comm School District
  • Northwood-Kensett Comm School District
  • Norwalk Comm School District
  • Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove Comm School District
  • Oelwein Comm School District
  • Ogden Comm School District
  • Okoboji Comm School District
  • Olin Consolidated School District
  • Osage Comm School District
  • Oskaloosa Comm School District
  • Ottumwa Comm School District
  • Panorama Comm School District
  • Paton-Churdan Comm School District
  • Pekin Comm School District
  • Pella Comm School District
  • Perry Comm School District
  • Pleasant Valley Comm School District
  • Pleasantville Comm School District
  • Pocahontas Area Comm School District
  • Postville Comm School District
  • Prairie Valley Comm School District
  • Red Oak Comm School District
  • Remsen-Union Comm School District
  • River Valley Comm School District
  • Riverside Comm School District
  • Rock Valley Comm School District
  • Roland-Story Comm School District
  • Ruthven-Ayrshire Comm School District
  • Saydel Comm School District
  • Schaller-Crestland Comm School District
  • Schleswig Comm School District
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton Comm School District
  • Sheldon Comm School District
  • Shenandoah Comm School District
  • Sibley-Ocheyedan Comm School District
  • Sidney Comm School District
  • Sigourney Comm School District
  • Sioux Center Comm School District
  • Sioux Central Comm School District
  • Sioux City Comm School District
  • Solon Comm School District
  • South Central Calhoun Comm School District
  • South Hamilton Comm School District
  • South O'Brien Comm School District
  • South Page Comm School District
  • South Tama County
  • South Winneshiek Comm School District
  • Southeast Polk Comm School District
  • Southeast Warren Comm School District
  • Southeast Webster Grand Comm School District
  • Spencer Comm School District
  • Spirit Lake Comm School District
  • Springville Comm School District
  • St Ansgar Comm School District
  • Stanton Comm School District
  • Starmont Comm School District
  • Storm Lake Comm School District
  • Stratford Comm School District
  • Sumner-Fredericksburg Comm School District
  • Tipton Comm School District
  • Treynor Comm School District
  • Tri-Center Comm School District
  • Tri-County Comm School District
  • Tripoli Comm School District
  • Turkey Valley Comm School District
  • Twin Cedars Comm School District
  • Twin Rivers Comm School District
  • Underwood Comm School District
  • United Comm School District
  • Urbandale Comm School District
  • Van Buren County Comm School District
  • Van Meter Comm School District
  • Villisca Comm School District
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Comm School District
  • Waco Comm School District
  • Wapello Comm School District
  • Waterloo Comm School District
  • Waukee Comm School District
  • Waverly-Shell Rock Comm School District
  • Wayne Comm School District
  • Webster City Comm School District
  • West Branch Comm School District
  • West Burlington Ind School District
  • West Central Comm School District
  • West Central Valley Comm School District
  • West Delaware County Comm School District
  • West Des Moines Comm School District
  • West Fork Comm School District
  • West Hancock Comm School District
  • West Harrison Comm School District
  • West Liberty Comm School District
  • West Marshall Comm School District
  • West Monona Comm School District
  • West Sioux Comm School District
  • Western Dubuque Comm School District
  • Westwood Comm School District
  • Whiting Comm School District
  • Williamsburg Comm School District
  • Wilton Comm School District
  • Winterset Comm School District
  • Woodbine Comm School District
  • Woodbury Central Comm School District
  • Woodward-Granger Comm School District

Nonpublic

  • Timothy Christian School
  • Seton Grade School
  • Bishop Garrigan Campus
  • St Patrick School (Waukon)
  • St Cecilia School
  • Marquette Catholic Elementary
  • Marquette Catholic High School
  • Central Lutheran School
  • Sacred Heart School (Boone)
  • Xavier High School
  • St Matthew School (Cedar Rapids)
  • Trinity Lutheran School (Cedar Rapids)
  • St Joseph School (DeWitt)
  • Saint Albert School
  • St Malachy School (Creston)
  • St Rose of Lima School
  • St Anthony School (DSM)
  • Holy Family School (DSM)
  • St Joseph Elementary School (DSM)
  • St Theresa School (DSM)
  • St Columbkille School
  • St Anthony School (Dubuque)
  • Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
  • Wahlert Catholic High School
  • Resurrection School (Dubuque)
  • St Paul Lutheran School (Fort Dodge)
  • Community Christian School
  • Shelby County Catholic School
  • Notre Dame Elementary School (Cresco)
  • St Mary School (Humboldt)
  • Regina Elementary
  • Regina Jr/Sr High School
  • Gehlen Catholic Schools
  • Iowa Mennonite School dba Hillcrest Academy
  • Holy Cross Blessed Sacrament School
  • Sacred Heart School (Sioux City)
  • Holy Cross St Michael School
  • Mater Dei School Immaculate Conception Center
  • Mater Dei School Nativity Center
  • St Teresa of Calcutta School - Spillville
  • St Teresa of Calcutta School - Ossian
  • St Mary's Elementary (Storm Lake)
  • St Mary's High School (Storm Lake)
  • Meskwaki Settlement School
  • Trinity Catholic School
  • Saint Edward School
  • Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School
  • Columbus Catholic High School
  • St Francis of Assisi School
  • Dowling Catholic High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Notre Dame Elementary
  • John F Kennedy Catholic School
  • Trinity Lutheran School
  • St Athanasius School
  • St Joseph School
  • Newman Catholic Elementary School
  • Newman Catholic High School
  • Bishop Heelan Catholic High School
  • Dual Language
  • Seton Catholic Elem School Farley Center
  • Seton Catholic Elem School Peosta Center
  • All Saints Catholic School
  • Christ the King School
  • Lutheran Interparish School
  • Pocahontas Catholic School
  • Sacred Heart Grade School (Monticello)
  • Sacred Heart School (Spencer)
  • Sacred Heart School (WDM)
  • Shelby County Catholic School
  • Sioux Center Christian School
  • St Jude Center
  • St Edmond Catholic
  • St Pauls Lutheran School (Sioux City)
  • St Pius X School
  • St Thomas Aquinas School
  • St. Pius X Catholic School

For Schools

  • P-EBT Q&A for Schools (4-15-21) - Provides responses from the P-EBT school webinar held on March 5, 2021. Answers have been updated due to the U.S. Department of Agriculture approval of Iowa’s P-EBT plan.

Schools with additional P-EBT questions, contact your regional school nutrition consultant or state SRI contact.

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 23, 2021 at 8:24pm.