Return to Headlines

Summer P-EBT Benefits

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) announced on Tuesday plans to issue Summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits.
Summer P-EBT benefits are limited to students who receive free or reduced-price meals from the National School Lunch Program by application or directly certified by DHR as SNAP/TANF.
Households with eligible students who received P-EBT benefits previously will access Summer P-EBT benefits on their existing EBT cards. Those who are new to the National School Lunch Program will get EBT cards in the mail.
Qualifying households will get $120 for each participating student.
Please carefully read this section…
To become eligible for Summer P-EBT, families may apply for the National School Lunch Program by completing an online meal application at or click on the link on our website Applications must be approved by May 16, 2023, to qualify for Summer P-EBT benefits.
If your child is presently receiving a free/reduced meal, you do not need to complete another form.
The benefits are expected to start rolling out in mid-to-late summer
Eligible families are encouraged to monitor for updates, including information about a timeframe for the arrival of benefits. Support specialists are available to answer questions about P-EBT by phone at 1-800-410-5827 and online at each Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.