CASPER, Wyo — Wyoming has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program offering extra help buying groceries for the families of children who normally receive free and reduced-price meals at school, according to a release from the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS).
P-EBT provides temporary assistance for households with children affected by school closures during the public health emergency. Wyoming children who were receiving free or reduced lunch at the time of school closure due to COVID-19 are eligible for P-EBT. Each qualified student may be eligible for up to a total of $285.
DFS and the Wyoming Department of Education are working in coordination with local school districts to verify eligibility for free or reduced-cost lunch and P-EBT under the National School Lunch Program .
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The parent or guardian of the children can apply for P-EBT for their children at the DFS website. Applications must be received by June 3, 2020.