P-EBT is a federal program administered by the State of Alaska.
Food Bank of Alaska passes along information from the state though these emails and posted to our webpage www.foodbankofalaska.org/pebt.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a schedule of benefits or know the timing but will continue to share information as we receive it. Staffing shortages are affecting processing times.
Summer benefits have been authorized and will be distributed after the school year 20-21 benefits have been issued. Please keep your card for future potential benefits.
All districts have been issued both semesters for SY 20-21 except for 157 students on the duplicate list that require additional research.
The following school districts have received Summer 2021 P-EBT:
- AK Gateway School District
- Annette Island School District
- Bering Strait School District – In Progress
There is no P-EBT application or form to fill out this time (for the 2020-21 school year). Eligible families will automatically be issued benefits. There will be two rounds of benefit payments (for first and second semester) and the we will update this information when there are target dates for the first round. Eligible families will receive a new P-EBT card in the mail in each child’s name. P-EBT benefits will NOT be loaded onto SNAP Quest cards, like they did in the first spring 2020 distribution.
Families qualify for P-EBT if they:
Received free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program -OR-
Attended a school where every student gets normally gets free meals through Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). To see if your school normally offers free school meals through CEP click here.
-AND- Attended a school that transitioned into remote learning as a result of COVID-19.
Some children under 6 will qualify for P-EBT if they are in SNAP households and were living in zip codes affected by school closures or reduced capacity.
P-EBT has been extended through the summer of 2021, and will be available to all children who were eligible to receive free or reduced price meals during that school year. This includes school children who received P-EBT benefits during the school year and those who were eligible for free or reduced price school meals but did not receive P-EBT benefits in the last month of the school year because they attended school in person and had access to a meal service at school.
See the State of Alaska’s Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the upcoming round of P-EBT benefits.
We will update this page with more information as program details are confirmed. If you would like to receive these updates via email, please submit your information below:
This page will continue to be updated with the latest information as it is made available.