Overview for Families: COVID-19 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)


Aug 2020
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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. The deadline to apply for P-EBT is August 21, 2020.

P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and Melissa ISD students in 5th grade or below who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year.

This information and more can be accessed from the Texas Health and Human Services website at Please contact your child’s school if you would like to receive a paper copy with information regarding P-EBT.

To learn more about P-EBT and begin the application process, please click on the links below.

P-EBT Flyer & Application Overview

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Apply Online

Open the P-EBT Application

This information was initially published by the district in May 2020 and has since been updated to reflect the extended application deadline of July 31, 2020.

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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