Dear CISD Parents and Guardians,

Your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food. P-EBT is for children 5-18 years of age who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020 and children up to 21 years of age who are certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-2020 school year. Children that attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2) are also eligible.

The online application for P-EBT is now open at the following link: https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT
Please review the criteria below to see if you need to apply to receive these benefits.

Families that DID receive SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020:
You do not need to apply for children ages 5-18. Benefits were loaded onto your existing SNAP card by May 22, 2020.
If you get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, we will put funds on your current Lone Star card.
If you have children under the age of 5 and/or between the ages of 19 and 21, you will need to fill out an application at the link provided for those children.

Families that DID NOT receive SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020:
Yes, you need to apply.
The application is open until June 30, 2020.
If you do not currently receive SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, you will be mailed a P-EBT card loaded with benefits.

P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card). Families receive up to $285 per eligible child. You will have one year from the date the benefits were issued to use your P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable. If you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please call 833-613-6220.