P-EBT Resources
What is Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)?

P-EBT is a one-time food benefit for families that have lost access to free or reduced-price meals because of school closures related to COVID-19.

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Who is eligible for P-EBT?

How do eligible families get P-EBT benefits?

What outreach resources are available for schools to share with families?

10 or more business days have passed since a P-EBT application was submitted. The family has not received benefits. What guidance can school staff offer?  Maximize 

Is there data about the number of students that have applied for P-EBT across Texas?

Where can I find more information about P-EBT?

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller