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Overview of P-EBT for School Year 2021-2022  Maximize 

Information on 2022 Summer P-EBT  Maximize 

2022 P-EBT Local Administrative Cost Grants for Schools  Minimize 
Updated Information as of 10/72021

2022 Local Level Administrative Cost Grant Subrecipients - Posted 02/23/2023

*If you have not received payment, you may need to complete the following TDA Payee Forms.
In addition to benefits awarded directly to families, administrative funds are available to all contracting entities for the National School Lunch (NSLP) and National School Breakfast (SBP) responsible for activities related to the FY 2022 State Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This includes CEs that operated the Seamless Summer Option in place of traditional NSLP/SBP due to COVID 19 waiver flexibilities. The Texas Department of Agriculture is responsible for providing funding to all schools.
FY 22 P-EBT activities are all P-EBT activities that occurred between October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022 in conjunction to P-EBT benefits issued for School Year 2021-2022 and Summer 2022.
Funds will be deposited directly into the child nutrition account. P-EBT Local Level Administrative Cost Grant Awards may not be used to pay for expenses that are already covered by a federal grant. Therefore, funds may need to be transferred to a different account to pay for reimbursable expenses.
PEBT Funding Amount Table
1 P-EBT eligible children are defined as those eligible for free or reduced-price meals and/or enrolled in a special provision school. TDA used reference months from FY20, FY21, and FY22 for each CE to calculate number of eligible children.
Examples of allowable reimbursable costs under this grant include:
  • Limited Salaries of Personnel: Limited salaries not paid for through a federal grant to administer P-EBT. For example, staff time processing applications used solely for P-EBT eligibility, providing data for P-EBT purposes or time spent providing technical assistance to families on P-EBT. A budget transfer must be completed for expenses typically paid out of the school food service account, for expenses like partial salary.
  • Systems: Cost for computer software systems specifically designed to support P-EBT activities.
  • Equipment: Equipment such as business equipment, furniture used to implement P-EBT activities.
  • Support services/contracts: Contracted services used to implement P-EBT activities such as outreach and eligibility services.
  • Supplies: Supplies such as office supplies, paper used to implement P-EBT activities.
  • Indirect Costs: Indirect costs such as printing costs, rent, utilities or other indirect costs used to implement P-EBT activities.
Unallowable costs include expenses that are:
  • Costs not necessary or responsible for the administration of FY22 P-EBT.
  • Expenses already reimbursed under another Federal award.
  • Costs incurred for earlier iterations of P-EBT (such as benefits issued in Summer 2020, SY 20-21, or Summer 2021).
Updated 10/04/2022

Returning P-EBT Funds  Minimize 
Use the PEBT Administrative Funds Return Remittance Slip when returning P-EBT local administrative cost funds to the Texas Department of Agriculture.  The form includes a space for the reason for the return and must be attached with your check.  It is important to list the reason for reporting and tracking purposes.

Additional P-EBT Resources for Schools and Families  Maximize 

2021 P-EBT Local Administrative Cost Grants for Schools  Maximize 

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