P-EBT Benefits for Students

The Continuing Appropriations Act of 2021 and Other Extensions Act reauthorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a reduction in in-person learning due to the pandemic. 

These temporary food benefits are being provided to help cover the cost of meals children would have otherwise received at school during the 2020-21 academic year. Since the Ogdensburg City School District provided free lunches for all students during the 2020-21 academic year, every student who was enrolled in the district will receive P-EBT food benefits.

Please note that if your child receives Medicaid and successfully redeemed P-EBT food benefits for the 2019-2020 school year on a NYS Medicaid card, their P-EBT food benefits for the 2020-2021 school year will be issued to the same NYS Medicaid card. Otherwise, your child will be mailed a P-EBT Food Benefit card with instructions explaining how to activate the card and access the food benefits. You should receive this card before the end of the 2021-22 school year.

With questions regarding these benefits, we encourage you to visit the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance “Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits.Please note that the Ogdensburg City School District cannot provide cards or information on the status of your benefits.