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P-EBT Data Collection


The P-EBT program was created as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 epidemic. P-EBT benefits are intended for school-aged children who would have received a free or reduced-price school meal during the time that schools were closed during the school year and summer months. P-EBT provides a cash-like benefit that will be issued to a P-EBT card or an existing EBT card. Existing EBT cards will automatically receive the additional P-EBT benefits and new P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to eligible students. 

Student level data is needed in order to assess eligibility for P-EBT and also to obtain household information. This data collection will follow the typical process of new Data Pipeline collections. This collection is a periodic data collection. 


Summer 2023 Collection - Open May 22, 2023 - May 26, 2023

File Layout and Definitions

Business Rules


For more information on P-EBT, see the CDE School Meal Eligibility webpage.  



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