P-EBT Program

P-EBT Program
Posted on 01/06/2023

On December 20, 2022, the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family & Children Services began issuing Summer P-EBT. These benefits cover the 2022 summer month time frame for free and reduced meal program-eligible children.


Please remember that students are considered eligible for summer P-EBT if:

1. The student was enrolled in a K-12 Georgia school for School Year 2021-2022

2. The student was approved as eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch through the National School Lunch Program.  Student free and reduced school meal eligibility was determined based on 1) the student receiving SNAP/TANF benefits; or 2) has been determined to have categorical eligibility based on district-identified homeless, migrant, or runaway status; or 3) a free and reduced meal application was submitted for the student and approved by the School Food Authority, which would have been confirmed by a letter of eligibility determination being sent to the parent/guardian confirming the approval.

NOTE: School meals were served at “no cost” due to COVID Waiver flexibility during School Year 2021-2022. This DOES NOT mean that students receiving school meals at “no cost” would be considered as “free eligible” students and so they would NOT be considered eligible for Summer P-EBT benefits (such as systems utilizing SSO programs).   

3. For schools approved as Community Eligibility Provision School or Provision 2 School that serves both breakfast and lunch under Provision 2, the students that were enrolled as of May 2022 in that school, could be eligible for Summer P-EBT 2022 benefits.   

4. School meal eligibility may not be applied for retroactively by parents or guardians so unfortunately free or reduced status eligibility for School Year 2021-2022 had to be applied for and approved for eligible students by June 30, 2022.

Please contact Douglas County School Nutrition at 770-651-2300 if you have any additional questions or concerns. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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