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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

Summer 2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

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. P-EBT is available to all school children (K-12) who were eligible to receive free or reduced price meals during the school year (21-22), and to school children who are newly determined eligible for meal benefits during the summer months. Free or reduced price meal status must be obtained through a paper application or direct certification on or before August 1, 2022.

For Parents

For questions regarding the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) visit the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services website or 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.

For Schools

2022 P-EBT FAQ for Schools - Provides answers to frequently asked questions concerning the Summer P-EBT program.