On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved Florida’s request to implement the Pandemic EBT program across the state. Because Holmes District Schools meet the requirements for the Community Eligibility Program, which provides free breakfasts and lunches to ALL students, Holmes County students will receive $313.50 per child due to school closures. If a family already receives EBT benefits, it will be added to their funds for the month. If a family does not receive benefits, it will be mailed to the address on file when enrollment information was submitted to the state. Benefits are scheduled to be paid by June 30. For more information about this benefit, please visit the Florida Department of Agriculture's website.