Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families for 2020-2021 School Year
Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year.
Submission Date of Free and Reduced Application
Months eligible for P-EBT benefits*
July 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
September 2020 through June 2021
March 1, 2021 - June 11, 2021
March 2021 through June 2021
*Eligibility dates subject to change pending USDA approval.
To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible, by visiting the ISD 728 website: www.isd728.org/FARM or apply directly through Parent Portal.
Note: Eligible families that submit applications prior to February 28, 2021 may be eligible for additional dollars dating back to September 2020.