Mankato Public Schools say the Minnesota Department of Education and Department of Human Services have announced a Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for P-EBT to purchase food for days they are in distance learning.
To be considered, households must:
- submit an application for free or reduced-price mealsfor the 2020-21 school year or
- be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Eligibility is based on the current school year. The deadline is January 4, 2021. If you have submitted an application this school year, you do not need to reapply.