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Published: July 1, 2020


FAMILIES ACROSS TENNESSEE STILL HAVE TIME TO APPLY FOR AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP SUPPORT THEM THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (TDHS) HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (P-EBT) PROGRAM UNTIL MONDAY, JULY 13 AT 4:30 P.M. UNDER THE NEW P-E-B-T PROGRAM, FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WHO RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED MEALS AT SCHOOL OR ATTEND A COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION SCHOOL MAY RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO REPLACE SCHOOL MEALS DURING THE MONTHS OF MARCH, APRIL AND MAY DUE TO COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURES. THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE PARENTS WITH $5.70 PER CHILD FOR EACH DAY THAT CHILD QUALIFIES FOR P-EBT. PARENTS WHO ALREADY RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES BENEFITS CURRENTLY, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY. THE FUNDS BEGAN ARRIVING ON THE E-B-T CARD THEY ALREADY USE BEGINNING JUNE 12. PARENTS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE SNAP BENEFITS, BUT WHOSE CHILDREN WHERE ENROLLED IN LAWRENCE COUNTY SCHOOLS ON MARCH 13TH WILL NEED TO APPLY ONLINE IF THEY WISH TO RECEIVE BENEFITS.FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 1-833-496-0661 SELECT OPTION 3.