Pandemic EBT Guidance for School Districts
Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the federal government launched Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) as a new option in the spring of 2020 under authority provided in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. P-EBT helped families in Washington buy food while schools were closed.
In fall 2020, the federal government passed continuing resolution H.R. 8337 into law. There are several pieces of the resolution that impact Child Nutrition Programs. We are waiting on guidance from USDA regarding implementation details.
This continuing resolution extends and expands Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2021 federal fiscal year. OSPI Child Nutrition Services is awaiting details on who will be eligible for benefits and how to implement the updated P-EBT program.
Please review the full text of the legislation for more information.
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