AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott declared Tuesday that the Texas Well being and Human Products and services Fee (HHSC) has acquired acceptance from the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) for a third round of federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food items rewards for families with young children who have quickly lost accessibility to free of charge or minimized-cost school foods due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Summer months P-EBT, which covers June as a result of August, gives a one particular-time gain of $375 for each eligible little one and can be applied in the identical way as Supplemental Diet Aid Method (SNAP) foods positive aspects to pay out for groceries. The administration of summer time P-EBT is a joint effort and hard work by HHSC, the Texas Section of Agriculture and the Texas Education Company.
Summer P-EBT is for families with young children in grades K by way of 12 who are accredited for cost-free or lessened-price tag meals via the Countrywide School Lunch Software (NSLP) and households with young children born just after Aug. 1, 2014 who receive SNAP foodstuff positive aspects.
“Thank you to HHSC and USDA for operating with each other to make certain Texas families can go on to set food stuff on the desk,” Abbott claimed. “This 3rd round of pandemic foodstuff benefits will aid us carry on to present access to nutritious food items for both family members and their small children.”
“As children across the point out start heading back to university, we’re grateful we can provide this included advantage so Texans can deliver nutritious meals for their families,” claimed Wayne Salter, the HHS Deputy Government Commissioner of Entry and Eligibility Expert services.
Kids in grades Kindergarten through the 12th quality who were qualified for P-EBT added benefits for the duration of the 2020-21 faculty year are suitable for summer season P-EBT positive aspects as very long as they were even now enrolled in faculty in the course of the last month of the university year.
Suitable family members will receive summer time P-EBT positive aspects in the tumble. For extra details, stop by hhs.texas.gov/pebt or simply call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255.
In the 3rd round of pandemic food stuff added benefits, HHSC mentioned they received federal acceptance to give much more than $1.4 billion in added benefits to somewhere around 3.7 million suitable children in Texas.
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