The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a financial resource for families with students who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19. P-EBT provides households an EBT card with funds to spend on food at home for students.
Some cards have been delayed and may not be distributed until the end of December. Please make sure the address you have on file with the school where your children are registered is correct. If you have questions please contact (855)306-8959. Local schools can not offer any assistance with information about your benefits.
Frankfort is in the process of distributing Fall Pandemic P-EBT cards to students in Kentucky. Here is some guidance provided by Frankfort about the cards.
Only children receiving free/reduced meals are eligible for P-EBT. However, due to the quick turnaround needed to submit data, it appears that some students were provided cards that shouldn’t have received them. At this time there is no need to return their cards, but please advise parents/guardians that they may not receive additional P-EBT funds if the federal government approves ongoing P-EBT operations.”
The distribution of benefits is different from last Spring: Families did not have to apply to receive the Fall P-EBT benefits, so any student who attends a CEP school (or was at a CEP school last year), or attends VLA will automatically receive a card.
(Some ideas for parents who don’t need/want this card; they can use the card, use the card and then help donate to a local school backpack program or Salvation Army or shred/trash the card.)
If you have NOT YET received your P-EBT card and qualified for F/R (during the months of Aug/Sept or attend a CEP school or VLA), then you should get a card. The cards are being distributed by mail in batches, so you should receive them by the end of November. If after that time you have not received your P-EBT card, you should contact CHFS call center: (855) 306-8959 and ask to speak to someone in the specialized P-EBT queue.
The P-EBT Program has been extended for the fall of 2020.
Eligible students will automatically receive a new EBT card in the mail with their benefit amount – cards are expected to arrive during the month of October. Families do not need to reapply for this round of benefits.
If you have questions about Pandemic-EBT, your student’s eligibility, or your student’s benefit amount, you can reach out to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services: (855) 306-8959 or pebt. email@example.com
Students who received free or reduced-price lunch at school, including all students at Community Eligible Provision schools, are approved for P-EBT.
Fayette County CEP Schools are listed below. If your child attends one of these schools YOU ARE ELIGIBLE.
Elementary: Arlington, Ashland, Booker T. Washington, Breckinridge, Cardinal Valley, Coventry Oak, Deep Springs, Dixie, Glendover, Harrison, James Lane Allen, Julius Marks, Lansdowne, Mary Todd, Meadowthorpe, Millcreek, Northern, Picadome, Russell Cave, Southern, Squires, Tates Creek, William Wells Brown, and Yates
Middle: Bryan Station, Crawford, Leestown, Lexington Traditional Magnet, Southern, Tates Creek, and Winburn
High: Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek
Other programs: Audrey Grevious Center, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Family Care Center, Fayette County Preschool Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Opportunity Middle College, Success Academy, The Learning Center, and The Stables
Enrollment is automatic for students currently receiving SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), and they will get these additional funds on the household’s EBT card. Students who are receiving Medicaid or KTAP benefits based on income levels below NSLP income guidelines, or who are in foster care, will automatically receive a P-EBT card in the mail with instructions. The total benefit is $313.50 (less if the student’s eligibility began after March 1, 2020).
Students who do not qualify based on automatic participation or who are unsure and are eligible to receive a free or reduced-price lunch should complete the simple online P-EBT application. Student name, address, date of birth, and Statewide Student Identification (SSID) are required. Applications will be accepted June 1 through August 31, 2020. Once approved, the household will receive a P-EBT card in the mail.
Fayette County Public Schools emailed households with SSID numbers of students to electively participate. If needed, families may call the district’s tech support line to obtain a child’s SSID number: (859) 381-4410. Note: The help line cannot provide any other details pertaining to P-EBT.
Information Before You Apply
- Student First Name
- Student Last Name
- Student Date of Birth
- Statewide Student ID (This can be obtained from your student’s school district)
Eligibility and Benefits Information
- March 2020: $68.40
- April 2020: $125.40
- May 2020: $119.70
- Total Benefit Amount: $313.50