Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

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What is P-EBT?

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a financial resource available to students who lost access to free/reduced-price school meals while schools are closed due to COVID-19. P-EBT provides a benefits card that families can use to spend on meals at home for students.


Who is Eligible to Participate?

Any public or private school student who qualifies for free/reduced-price meals, and any student who attends a school that provides free meals for all students is eligible for P-EBT.

*All students enrolled in Bellevue Independent Schools for the 2019-2020 school year qualify for this program.


How Does my Household Receive Benefits?

Automatic Participation from Income-Eligible Benefit Programs:

Households currently enrolled in benefit programs through the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services (SNAP, Medicaid, KTAP, Foster Care) will automatically receive P-EBT funds beginning on May 22, 2020. Recipients will see funds on a new EBT card, or automatically added to an existing SNAP EBT card. No additional action is needed from the parent/guardian.

Elective Participation:

Parents/guardians of students who do not qualify based on automatic participation, yet are still enrolled at a school that provides free or reduced-price meals to every enrolled student, can complete a simple online P-EBT application at from June 2 to June 30, 2020. Once the applicant's status is confirmed, a P-EBT card will be mailed to the household.

Student name, address, date of birth and Statewide Student Identification (SSID) are required to complete the application. Your student's unique, 10-digit ID number can be located on report cards (K-5 students), by logging into the Infinite Campus portal (6-12 students), or by reaching out to our Director of Student Support Services at


For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services website HERE.



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