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Pandemic EBT Resource Library

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a new state option launched in the spring of 2020 under authority provided in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to address the food needs of low-income children during COVID-related school closures. Under P-EBT, states provide directly to families receiving free or reduced-price school meals the value of missed breakfasts and lunches via a SNAP-like benefit card. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Food Research & Action Center conducted a rapid assessment project to document the development and implementation of P-EBT benefits covering the spring of 2020.

This searchable database contains resources related to P-EBT implementation for the 2019-2020 school year developed by state agencies and other stakeholders, which were gathered between April and September 2020. Materials for the 2020-2021 school year will be added in the future. To search by one or more feature, select it from the search filters below. More detailed descriptions and links to the selected resources will appear below the search filters.

Additional materials on P-EBT are available at and