P-EBT provides supplemental food assistance benefits to students who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the program is to make sure no child goes hungry by missing out on school meals.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) partnered during the 2019-2020 school year to provide these critical benefits to over 900,000 students. We are excited to be partnering again for the 2020-2021 school year to provide these benefits to students to help reduce food insecurity.
Who is eligible?
The P-EBT program has specific eligibility requirements for both schools and students.
Eligible schools must:
- Be closed or have reduced in-person learning for at least 5 consecutive days in the current school year (beginning no earlier than September 9, 2020).
- Be a provider of the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
Eligible students must:
- Be enrolled in a Michigan school.
- Participate in a virtual or hybrid school schedule.
- Be eligible for free or reduced lunch or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school.
Forms and Resources
MDHHS Reconsideration Form
Pandemic EBT Student Proof Form
Visit MDHHS for more information.