The 2021-22 Arkansas State Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Plan has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). P-EBT benefits assist families by providing reimbursement for meals provided to children who 1) qualify for free or reduced meal benefits AND 2) were absent from school due to a COVID-related isolation/quarantine. If the answer is yes to both conditions, parents should complete the electronic form at the link below or contact your child’s school to complete an Arkansas Parent Initiated P-EBT Application.


Online application

P-EBT Instructions for Parents

1. Consider whether your student(s) qualifies for P-EBT benefits:
a. Does my student free/reduced eligibility status?
i. I was approved for free or reduced meal benefits based on approval of a
free/reduced meal application OR
ii. My child qualifies through direct certification (SNAP eligible) OR
iii. My school qualifies for special status through CEP or Provision 2


b. Was my student absent due to a COVID-19 isolation or quarantine?
2. If the answer is yes to BOTH of the questions (a and b) above, your student qualifies
and you should contact your child’s school for an application.

3. Return/submit the completed application (either via google form or paper application) to
your child’s school by July 29, 2022.
4. Await processing and receipt of P-EBT card (could be a several weeks)