HARTFORD (AP) – Households of almost 220,000 Connecticut youngsters who’re eligible for the free or reduced-price faculty meals program will obtain further meals help advantages in April because of the pandemic.
The Division of Social Providers and the state Division of Training introduced Friday that $ 88.6 million might be obtainable via the federal “Pandemic EBT” or P-EBT program to assist be certain that eligible youngsters from kindergarten via faculty should purchase meals when they’re studying. from dwelling or in hybrid schooling.
Meals advantages might be deposited on April 11 into the digital profit switch accounts of roughly 59,500 households, together with 101,187 youngsters, who’re presently enrolled within the Supplemental Vitamin Help Program or SNAP. An extra 586 households, with 997 youngsters, who’re enrolled within the Non permanent Household Help Program however aren’t presently enrolled in SNAP will even obtain the extra advantages.
In the meantime, the Division of Social Providers will mail EBT playing cards to roughly 69,600 households, with 117,486 youngsters, who aren’t presently enrolled in SNAP. Meals advantages might be deposited into your new accounts on or about April 11. The playing cards can be utilized anyplace that accepts SNAP / EBT playing cards, together with farmers markets.
Households don’t want to use for P-EBT advantages. Departments will use attendance info offered by faculties to find out if youngsters are eligible.