P-EBT Update for the 2021-22 School Year
The federal P-EBT program will operate under new eligibility guidelines for the current school year and benefits will only be issued on a case-by-case basis to students who meet specific criteria, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
What does this mean for Virginia?
- Eligibility for P-EBT benefits will change for all students this school year.
- There are no additional P-EBT benefits scheduled to be released at this time.
- Breakfast and lunch are available at school to all students at no cost every school day, regardless of family income. Families are encouraged to participate in the school meal program.
Additional details regarding the release of P-EBT benefits for the 2021-22 school year are still being determined, including guidance for children under age six. More information will be communicated upon USDA’s approval of Virginia’s P-EBT plan.