P-EBT Information

  • Deadline to Apply Graphic Aug 13

    Your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food. P-EBT is for enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-priced school meals for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Children that attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2) are also eligible.

    The deadline to apply for benefits is August 13th.  Visit the FAQ page linked in the left navigation menu for answers pertaining to P-EBT.

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    07/01/2021 UPDATE: Notice of benefit amount increase for eligible Galena Park ISD students was received by the district.  Click here to read the letter.

    Do I need to apply for P-EBT?

    • Yes, a parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:
      • Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.
      • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014 and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
      • Fill out an application here: https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT
      • The application is open until August 13, 2021.
      • If you do not currently get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, you will be mailed a P-EBT card loaded with benefits.
    • No, a parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
      • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014 and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
      • Born after Aug. 1, 2014 and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

    P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card). You will have one year from the date the benefits were issued to use your P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable.

    For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m. Central time.

    P-EBT Documents
    P-EBT For Families Flyer - English
    P-EBT For Families Letter - Spanish

P-EBT Flyers

  • ENGLISH:
    English PEBT Flyer

    SPANISH:
    Spanish PEBT Flyer