In 2015, the Holmes County School District was approved to implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Holmes County currently has 58.66 percent of enrolled students that are categorically eligible, based on data collected by Carmen Bush, Food Service Director.
Your students are eligible to receive a P-EBT card because Holmes County is a CEP district. Currently P-EBT cards are being issued to all school-aged children that were enrolled in our schools for the 2021-2022 school year. Each eligible student/child will receive a one-time Summer 2022 P-EBT benefit of $391.
Summer 2022 P-EBT benefit issuance is expected to begin in October 2022 and will run through November 2022. Eligible recipients should expect to receive their payment by November 30, 2022. Households already receiving SNAP benefits will receive Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits on their existing EBT cards. Households that received P-EBT benefits during the prior school year will receive benefits on their existing P-EBT card, and households that do not have an EBT or P-EBT card will receive a P-EBT card in the mail with benefits automatically loaded. If you need a replacement P-EBT card, you should call 1-833-311-0321 for a replacement.
If you lost your P-EBT card, or your think your student/child qualifies, but you have not received funds on your card by November 30, 2022, you should call 1-833-311-0321.