P-EBT Funds participating states and what to buy with P-EBT benefits.
Before I outline the participating states of the P-EBT funds, let’s take a quick look at what P-EBT simply means. The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) provides nutritional services and resources to various families across the state who are unable to access free or discounted meals in schools due to the closure of schools.
The P-EBT program is like an emergency program to offset free school meals and reduced meal price programs for school children. Therefore, families with eligible children will receive these funds in a new or existing EBT card to fill the gap in free meals.
All children who would receive free or discounted meals if they did not go to school because of COVID-19 are entitled to P-EBT. You can check out ours Article in the P-EBT manual to see how it works and who is eligible to receive the P-EBT funds.
P-EBT Funds participating countries
The P-EBT program applies to all children whose schools have closed due to the coronavirus. It still completely depends on whether your state is in the program or not. See below, states approved by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to participate in this program.
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- new York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
What can I buy with P-EBT benefits?
Your P-EBT Benefit Fund can buy groceries from any Snap Certified store. You can also take advantage of buying groceries online from Amazon or Walmart, depending on your region. However, note that you are not allowed to buy:
- Non-food items.
- Warm or prepared food.
- Vitamins or citizens.
In this post, you will learn how to buy groceries online using your EBT card.