What school-aged children are automatically eligible for Summer P-EBT?
Students who were eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the 2022-2023 school year at an NSLP participating school and enrolled during the last calendar month of the school year are eligible for Summer P-EBT and no action is needed by the household to receive the benefit.
Students enrolled during the last calendar month of the school year in a NSLP site participating in Community Eligibility Provision, Provision 2 or Provision 3 cycle are eligible for Summer P-EBT and no action is needed by the household to receive the benefit.
Households should make sure their school has the current mailing address on file.
Each Summer 2023 P-EBT eligible child will receive a benefit of $120.
DES will begin processing the school-aged children for their Summer P-EBT benefits starting late July/early August 2023.
Additional Food Assistance
If you are not already receiving Nutrition Assistance benefits, consider applying for SNAP.
Additionally, DES and its community partners offer other food assistance programs to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children, low-income individuals, and seniors with access to nutritious food. Learn more about additional food assistance programs.
Need help finding other food resources for your child(ren)? Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 during the summer months to find a site near you with free meals for kids.
If you have additional questions, call the P-EBT hotline at 1 (844) 841-3802.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;
Participates in one of these assistance programs:
Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.
Federal Housing Assistance, including:
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)