Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a food benefit for children who may not have regular access to free or reduced-price school meals because of coronavirus related school facility closures. P-EBT eligible families will receive up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on groceries.
Who is eligible for P-EBT? Children are eligible for P-EBT benefits if their school is closed due to coronavirus and they are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Children who pick up "to-go" meals in their community or receive CalFresh benefits are still eligible for P-EBT benefits. Children who get free or reduced-price school meals because they received CalFresh, MediCal, CalWORKs, or Foster Care during the school year DO Not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. These households will receive their P-EBT card automatically in the mail between May 12, and May 22.
P-EBT eligible families who were not directly approved for free or reduced-price school meals this year can apply online beginning on May 22 at https://ca.p-ebt.org/. These families include those that do not receive public benefits and who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals based on paper application or community eligibility. Eligible non CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, and Foster Care households must apply online before June 30, 2020.
For more information, please refer to the Fullerton School District website under COVID-19 Updates and Guidelines, or call the EBT Customer Service number at (877) 328-9677.