(Below information courtesy of Colorado P-EBT website page)
In an effort to support Colorado’s families during the COVID-19 epidemic, the Colorado Department of Human Services and Department of Education have teamed up to secure USDA approval to issue Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to school-age children who would have received free or reduced-price meals during the time that schools have been closed for the 2019-2020 school year.
It is also for children who would have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals in schools for March, April, or May due to loss of income in those months.
Each household with an eligible child can receive an amount of $5.70 per child per school day on a Colorado EBT card that will provide extra food benefits to create healthy, wholesome meal options for kids.
P-EBT benefits will be issued to households as a one-time payment reflecting the days that children would have been in school but were not in March, April, and May due to COVID-19.
For more information, please visit Colorado Department of Human Services information page OR the Colorado P-EBT page.
Online application is not yet available, but information and alternate sign-up options are available at these two sites.