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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 2019-20 school year, 2020-21 school year, and the summer months of 2021. 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. More information will be shared at regular town halls. This collection is a periodic data collection. More specific information will also be provided at upcoming training opportunities.
The USDA has extended the P-EBT program to continue through the school year 2021-22 as well as summer 2022 P-EBT. As of January 26th, 2022 the USDA has approved Colorado's plan for the 2021-2022 school year.
You can view the USDA's recent guideline here: Pandemic EBT - State Plans for 2021-2022
School Year 2021-2022 Spring Corrections Collection - Open September 6th - September 29th.
File Layout and Definitions
- 2021-2022 P-EBT Data Collection File Layout and Definitions (PDF) (posted 5/25/2022)
- 2021-2022 P-EBT Business Rules (PDF) (updated 5/25/2022)
- July 27th, 2022 Training Recording
- Also, please attend town halls every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at:
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- P-BET Data Collection Office Hours Sign-Ups (updated 8/9/2022)
- Monday Mornings 6:45-7:45am
- Monday Afternoons 2:30-3:30pm
- Wednesday Mornings 6:45-7:45am
- Wednesday Afternoons 2:30-3:30pm
- P-EBT Data Collection FAQs (PDF)
- P-EBT Data Pipeline Instructions (PDF)
- P-EBT Data Collection Template (XLSX) (updated 8/9/2022)
- P-EBT Eligibility Flowchart (PDF)
For more information on P-EBT, see the CDE School Meal Eligibility webpage.
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