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P-EBT Program

IMPORTANT: Children who are newly eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020-21 school year are not eligible for P-EBT extension benefits and will be served under the second P-EBT (2.0) program described below.
If your address, phone number or email has changed, contact your student's school site to ensure a timely delivery of the next P-EBT (2.0)  

CVUHSD Families,

We wanted to inform you that the state will be mailing out NEW and retroactive P-EBT (2.0) cards to the address on file at your student's school. If your address or contact information has changed, you need to contact your student's school and provide a new proof of residency. You are at risk of not receiving these important benefits if your address and contact information is not updated.

P-EBT 2.0

Recently, states have been granted authority, pending federal approval, to provide eligible children P-EBT food benefits for the entire 2020-21 school year. To provide P-EBT benefits for the 2020-21 school year, states must develop and submit a new P-EBT plan for federal approval. The CDSS and CDE are awaiting federal guidance and will be working collaboratively to develop and submit an approvable plan as soon as possible. More information will be shared here as soon as it’s available.

P-EBT Cardholder Support

Families that have already received a P-EBT card and need assistance with PIN set up, need to request a replacement card, or did not receive their card in the mail as expected, may contact the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677 office for help.

The P-EBT Helpline can only help families that expected to receive a card in the mail or already received a P-EBT card. The P-EBT Helpline cannot assist with P-EBT eligibility issues or issue P-EBT benefits. Thank you.

Please Note: When you receive your P-EBT (2.0) card DO NOT DISCARD after use. Additional funds will be added to the card after you receive it. 

You may find additional information for prior P-EBT programs:

“P-EBT is a program by CDSS and CDE, funded by the USDA, an equal opportunity employer”