This is a program of the DCFS(Department of Children & Family Services). Questions about this program? Please contact LAHelpU.firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-524-3578 for more information.
Over the last year, Louisiana has issued about $811.4 million in P-EBT benefits to almost 1 million students and children through P-EBT for the 2020-21 School Year, Summer P-EBT, and Child Care P-EBT.
DCFS is currently working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to request benefits for the current (2021-22) school year. We will make more information available on this and Summer P-EBT if and when plans are approved. There is currently no information regarding further issuances of Child Care P-EBT.
Students are eligible for K-12 P-EBT if:
- Your student qualifies for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program. This includes any student in a school that provides free meals to all students (under a special rule called “Community Eligibility Provision”), AND
- Your student is in a hybrid (a combination of computer-based and in-person learning) or fully virtual (by computer) learning situation. Your school will confirm your student’s learning situation.
If you received a card in your child’s name for the 2020-21 school year, do not throw the card away as future benefits will be issued to the same card.