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California to Provide Additional Nutrition Benefits
Posted 5/7/20

Sent to the MDUSD community on 5/7/2020 by email (School Messenger), Twitter, and Facebook: 

Dear MDUSD Families,

We are bringing good news: the State of California will be providing additional benefits to families who qualify for free/reduced meals—up to $365 for each eligible child.

Who is eligible for Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits?

Children are eligible for P-EBT benefits if:

  • Their school is closed due to coronavirus (COVID 19); and
  • They are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals

How do I get P-EBT benefits?

Most families with children who receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply online. They will get their P-EBT card in the mail between May 7 - 22, 2020.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do NOT get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits must apply online before June 30, 2020.

Applications will be available here, starting on May 22, 2020:

How much in P-EBT benefits will I get?

You can get up to $365 for each child who is eligible for P-EBT benefits. As long as you apply before June 30th, 2020, you will get the full amount of benefits for all four months. The total amount you will get depends on how many eligible children are living in your home.

Find out more information here.

Thank you,

The Office of the Superintendent