Pandemic EBT


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    Pandemic EBT

    P-EBT 3.0

    California submitted a P-EBT 3.0 plan to the USDA for approval. In anticipation of approval, the CDE is reminding program operators to update the following CALPADS information:

    • Ensure student enrollment and eligibility information are up to date in CALPADS, including:
      • Student enrollments and exits, especially enrollments in provision schools
      • Free and reduced-price meal program records
      • Migrant, homeless, and foster records
    • Ensure student mailing addresses are up to date in CALPADS: P-EBT 3.0 and Summer 2022 P-EBT benefit cards will be mailed to address in CALPADS.


    Summer 2022 P-EBT

    When approved by the USDA, Summer 2022 P-EBT will be available to students that were enrolled as of May 2022, and free or reduced-price eligible, directly certified, or attended a Community Eligibility Provision or other Provision schools.

    In addition, students not enrolled as of May 2022 (such as new kindergarten students) may be eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT. Students can be determined eligible through the summer months if they qualify as free or reduced price through meal application, alternate income form, or direct certification. Students newly eligible with a CALPADS eligibility start date on or before August 15, 2022, will receive Summer 2022 P-EBT. Therefore, the CDE encourages program operators to make opportunities for Summer 2022 P-EBT available to students during the summer months.

    P-EBT Extension Frequently Asked Questions


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    Community Resources

    “P-EBT is a program by CDSS and CDE, funded by the USDA, an equal-opportunity employer”