PEBT

Pandemic EBT Information 

What is P-EBT?

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) have been authorized by the USDA to provide Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) payments to eligible Mississippi families for the 2020-21 school year and Summer 2021.  Some students in Poplarville School District qualify for the Summer 2021 P-EBT benefits.  These benefits are meant to help families with additional food costs that their household may have experienced due to school closures. Only children who were eligible to receive free or reduced priced lunch under the National School Lunch Program are eligible to receive P-EBT benefits. 

How much money will families receive?

Each child in the state who was eligible to receive free or reduced-priced lunch under the National School Lunch Program during the 2020-21 school year will receive a payment of $375.

Who should families contact if they have questions or concerns?

Families can call the P-EBT hotline at 1-833-316-2423 between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm, Monday-Friday