Pandemic EBT for Childcare
Pandemic EBT for Childcare, administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is a grocery benefit designed to reimburse families for meals lost due to COVID related disruptions to childcare and preschool. Families may qualify for benefits if they:
- received SNAP between October 2020-May 2021;
- have children aged five or younger; AND
- live in a school district that operated on either a virtual or hybrid schedule during the months of October-May.
The amount in benefits your child will receive depends on the predominant learning model of the school district you live in. The possible amounts include:
- Fully virtual: $136.40
- Hybrid: $81.86
- In Person: $0.
Benefits are going out to eligible families now. Eligible families will receive benefits on their existing SNAP card. If you received SNAP between the months of October and May but no longer do, and you need a new card, please call (888)979-9949 to request a new EBT card.
Summer EBT is a grocery benefit designed to support students nutritionally during the summer months, when they do not have access to school meals. Families who have received Pandemic EBT benefits since October qualify for this one time deposit of $375 the week of August 23rd. This includes students who either receive free and reduced meals in school or attend a school district that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, as well as all families eligible for the Pandemic EBT for Childcare benefits.
Students will receive Summer EBT benefits one of two ways:
- If a member of the household is a SNAP participant, benefits will go onto the households existing EBT card. If you received SNAP between the months of October and May but no longer do, and you need a new card, please call (888)979-9949 to request a new EBT card.
- If the student received P-EBT in the months of October through May, benefits will be loaded on the same card. If you lost or threw away your card, please call (888)979-9949 to request a new one.