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P-EBT Data Collection
The P-EBT program was created as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 epidemic. P-EBT benefits are intended for school-aged children who would have received a free or reduced-price school meal during the time that schools were closed during the school year and summer months. P-EBT provides a cash-like benefit that will be issued to a P-EBT card or an existing EBT card. Existing EBT cards will automatically receive the additional P-EBT benefits and new P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to eligible students.
Student level data is needed in order to assess eligibility for P-EBT and also to obtain household information. This data collection will follow the typical process of new Data Pipeline collections. This collection is a periodic data collection.
Summer 2023 Collection - Open May 22, 2023 - May 26, 2023
File Layout and Definitions
- 2022-2023 P-EBT Data Collection File Layout and Definitions (PDF) (posted 5/23/2023)
- 2021-2022 P-EBT Business Rules (PDF) (updated 5/25/2022)
For more information on P-EBT, see the CDE School Meal Eligibility webpage.
For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org