** NEW P-EBT INFORMATION **
For issues concerning P-EBT benefits, please call 1-855-306-8959
We are excited to announce that Kentucky has been approved by the USDA to provide Round 3 of P-EBT benefits to all eligible students to cover the period of October 2020 through May 2021. Below you will find the summary information for Round 3 of P-EBT benefits.
How are students identified?
- KDE will be providing CHFS the list of all eligible public school students monthly beginning in March. All students who are primarily enrolled in a CEP school and students that are free or reduced price lunch eligible at non-CEP schools, as indicated in Infinite Campus, are eligible.
- Free and reduced price lunch applications at non-CEP schools should continue to be processed as all students who are identified as eligible for the remainder of the school year will still be given all benefits retroactively where eligible.
How much will eligible students receive?
- The daily benefit amount is $6.82.
- All students that are primarily enrolled in a school that is predominantly VIRTUAL will receive 20 days of benefits for the month.
- All students that are primarily enrolled in a school that is predominantly HYBRID will receive 12 days of benefits for the month.
- All students that are primarily enrolled in a school that is predominantly IN-PERSON are not eligible for any benefits for the month.
- Note: The predominant instructional model will be defined by the school district via CHFS survey.
- The first allotment of benefits will cover October through February. Benefits for March through June will then be issued retroactively on a monthly basis by the 25th calendar day of the following month.
- Example: A student at a school that has been predominantly virtual since October will receive $682 to cover the period of October through February (5 months, 20 days per month, at $6.82 per day). They will then receive $136.40 ($6.82 x 20 days) or $81.84 ($6.82 x 12 days) monthly for March through the end of the school year based on the predominant learning model at their school for each specific month.
How will students receive the benefit?
- All benefits will automatically be provided to the student’s previous P-EBT card for August and September unless they currently receive SNAP, where the benefit will then be added to their current SNAP benefit card instead.
- Families can simply request a replacement card if they no longer have the previous card.
- Newly enrolled students that did not receive the August and September benefit cards will be automatically mailed a new card.
How will eligibility and benefit amount corrections be made?
- CHFS will be providing a reconsideration request process for families. A request may be made by calling 1-855-306-8959. Families will be asked to provide proof of the discrepancy.
- Example: A student who is 100% virtual, but attends a predominantly hybrid school will be able to request 20 days of benefits for the month instead of the 12 days that will be automatically provided based on their specific school’s predominant learning model.
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Food Service Payment Options:
- Checks and Cash deposits are welcome at all school cafeterias daily.
- Online payments can be made using Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Click here for instructions on online payments.
(If you do not have access to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please contact your child’s school secretary and they will help you with creating your IC Parent Portal.)
Infinite Campus Parent Portal allows you to check account balances, receive low-balance email notifications and view your student’s account to see what they are purchasing. Eliminate the worry about lost or forgotten money forever by using the online payment option. A $3.50 service fee will apply if payment is made using Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
If you have any questions regarding the Program(s), please contact Food Service Director, Steve Abbott.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Steve Abbott, Director
Phone: 859-635-2173 ext.1300
Kelly Ritter, Secretary for Food Service & Operations