The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has launched an online application for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide extra help to families of more than 1.1 million children who would normally have received free or reduced school meals from March to May, 2020.
Families who are not currently receiving SNAP must submit their children's 10-digit “Georgia Testing ID” in the online portal to claim $256.50 in total P-EBT benefits, per child. Current SNAP recipients with eligible children will automatically receive the funds on their existing EBT card. The P-EBT program will be available to children that were eligible to receive free
or reduced lunch as of March 2020.
Families should apply right away for the one-time allotment of $256.50 in total
P-EBT benefits per child. Applications will close on September 25th. P-EBT benefits on the family card will roll over month-to-month and are valid for 365 days.These families will need to submit a formal application to receive P-EBT. The
application is short and should take only a few minutes to complete. If approved, an EBT card will be mailed to the family within three to four weeks. Applications for the P-EBT program can be found online at https://dfcs.georgia.gov/pandemic-electronic-benefit-transfer
For questions and more information about the P-EBT program you may contact Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Benefits Outreach team at Benefits@acfb.org or call (678) 553-5917.