The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program is administered and supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services. The program provides food benefits to families of school aged children who no longer have access to free or reduced priced meals. To be eligible for P-EBT, the household must include a student who was participating in the free or reduced priced meals program on or after Monday, March 16, 2020. Immigration status, household income, age of the child, or grade level have no bearing on eligibility - the only requirement to be eligible for the program is that you must have a child enrolled in the free or reduced price meal program.
The P-EBT program has been extended through the end of 2020-2021 academic school year. Retroactive benefits for October through January were issued to eligible remote and hybrid students with benefit amounts calculated based on the school's modality as of January 2021.