The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) promotes relationships and enhances partnerships that provide quality nutrition education and nutrition services for the people of North Dakota. NDDPI in accordance with the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), administers child nutrition and food distribution programs. A partnership of federal, state, and local agencies provides nutrition services and food assistance to students, young children, and adults.
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Children eligible for free or reduced school lunches may be eligible for Summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT). Summer P-EBT is a food assistance program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service through the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Program provides food assistance benefits to households with school-age children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals during the summer when they don't have access to meals at school.
The benefit is $120 per eligible school-aged child. Benefits are issued via an electronic benefit transmission card (EBT card). Each applicant household will receive one EBT card loaded with P-EBT benefits for all eligible children listed on the application. Households currently receiving SNAP benefits will receive a new P-EBT card with benefits for eligible children.
Children that were enrolled and attending a K-12 school that participates in the National School Lunch program at the end of the school year and were eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school are eligible for Summer P-EBT. All households with eligible children must complete this application to receive Summer P-EBT. Complete the application to the best of your knowledge. Make sure the mailing address is correct.
If your children are not currently eligible but might be for the 2023-2024 school year, you are encouraged to complete this application, and then contact the school where your children will attend next year to complete a Free/Reduced-Price application by August 25, 2023.
Only one application can be submitted for each child. If more than one application is received for a child, benefits will be sent to the household listed as the primary parent/guardian with the child's school. Be sure to read and sign at the bottom of this application.
SUMMER PEBT FLYER
2023 SUMMER P-EBT FAQ
- Q: What is P-EBT?
- A: Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a special SNAP benefit that was issued to households with school-age children who were eligible for free and reduced-price meals at school through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), but whose school was closed or had reduced hours due to COVID-19.
- Q: What are Summer P-EBT Benefits?
- A: Summer P-EBT benefits are referring to the continuation of P-EBT benefits for the summer months of July and August 2023.
- Q: Who is eligible for Summer P-EBT benefits?
- A: Children who received free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program and were attending school at the end of the 22-23 school year.
- Q: Do I have to apply for Summer P-EBT benefits?
- A: Yes. This year parents/guardians must complete an application to receive Summer P-EBT. The application can be completed online at https://ndsummerebt.nd.gov/
- If you can't complete the application online, you can get a paper application by sending an email to snap- email@example.com
- Q: What if my child will be newly eligible for reduced-priced meals for the 2023-2024 school year?
- A: If your children are not currently eligible but might be for the 2023-2024 school year, you are encouraged to complete a Free/Reduced-Price application by August 25, 2023, in order to be eligible to receive Summer P-EBT benefits. Contact the school where your children will be attending for an application form.
- Q: How much can my child receive in Summer P-EBT benefits?
- A: Each eligible child can receive a total, one-time lump sum of $120.
- Q: How will I receive my child’s P-EBT benefits?
- A: You will receive the total amount of benefits for the eligible children on your application on a new P-EBT card. P-EBT cards that were issued in prior years will not be used.
- Q: When can we expect to see the benefits added to my card?
- A: Depending on when your application is received, benefits will be issued on the following timeline:
- Application received by June 11th: Benefits issued July 13th
- Application received by July 23rd: Benefits issued August 17th
- Application received by August 21st: Benefits issued September 14th
- *Households should allow 7-10 days for cards to be delivered through the mail.
- Q: If my child graduates after the 2022–2023 academic year, will they receive P-EBT benefits for the summer of 2022?
- A: Yes. If students received free or reduced-priced lunch at an NSLP participating school and graduated at the end of the 2022– 2023 academic year, they will receive Summer P-EBT benefits for summer 2023.
- Q: My child is homeschooled. Are they eligible for Summer P-EBT?
- A. No, homeschooled students are not eligible for Summer P-EBT.
- Q: My child attends a fully virtual school that does not participate in the National School Lunch Program. Are they eligible for Summer P-EBT?
- A. No, only students who were attending an NSLP participating school and were eligible for free or reduced-priced meals are eligible for Summer P-EBT.
- Q: Does this count against me as a public charge?
- A: No, it does not. Using P-EBT benefits does not impact an individual’s immigration status. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits.
- Q: Can I give my P-EBT benefits to someone else?
- A: No. You cannot transfer the card to someone else. Buying or selling P-EBT benefits for cash is illegal and may result in disqualification from the program or having to pay a penalty.
- Q: Is my child still eligible for summer meals?
- A: Yes, your family can use Summer P-EBT and pick up summer meals if they are available in your city.
- Q: Do these Summer P-EBT benefits expire?
- A: P-EBT food benefits will remain available and accessible for up to nine months from the date they are issued.
- Q: Who can I contact if I have questions about Summer P-EBT?
- A: For the quickest response, send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 701-328-2732.
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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.