Dear P.S.20 families,
This is an update on the P-EBT (Pandemic) funds issued per child per the school year 2020-2021.
Please read carefully.
If you are not in financial need of the P-EBT issued to your family please email board@PS20.org.
ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW P-EBT FUNDS FOR CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR
Today New York State announced it will begin issuing the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food funds for this school year (September 2020-June 2021).
P-EBT AT A GLANCE
All NYC public school students are automatically eligible for P-EBT, no application or registration is required. P-EBT does not affect any other benefits or public charge status.
Families will receive benefits per student as follows:
- $82 per month that a student’s primary mode of learning was hybrid or blended
- $132 per month that a student’s primary mode of learning was fully remote
Hold on to your P-EBT card from last year! If you cannot find your card, you can request a replacement card now by calling EBT Customer Service at 1-888-328-6399.
WHAT is P-EBT?
P-EBT covers the cost of missed school meals while students learn remotely.
WHO will receive P-EBT for the current school year?
In NYC, every single public school student—regardless of income or immigration status—will receive P-EBT funds for the current school year (2020-2021). P-EBT does not affect eligibility for other benefits or public charge status.
Students in charter and parochial schools may receive P-EBT if their school participates in the national school lunch program, and if they qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
WHEN will NYC students receive the 2020-2021 school year P-EBT benefit?
There will be two main distributions:
*Distribution dates are approximate
HOW MUCH will NYC students receive this school year?
The total amount for each student will reflect the primary mode of learning that the student had for each month of the school year:
For example, a student who was learning hybrid for all 10 months of the school year would receive a total of $820 for the school year ($82 x 10 months).
HOW will students receive P-EBT?
No application or documentation is required. Like last year, P-EBT benefits will be issued automatically to families on their benefits cards or on a new P-EBT card.
Here is how the cards work:
What NYC families can do now:
Hold on to your P-EBT card from last year!
If you have misplaced your spring 2020 P-EBT card:
If you cannot find your card, you can request a replacement card now by calling EBT Customer Service at 1-888-328-6399.
Family Leadership Coordinator, High Schools
Office of Brooklyn North High School Superintendent
1396 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221