Summer 2023 P-EBT has been approved, and DHS is working with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide this benefit to eligible households. Students who attend a public school in Arkansas and are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals as of May 31, 2023, will receive Summer P-EBT. Students attending a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) in SY 2023 are also eligible.
The benefit amount will be a one-time payment of $120 per eligible student. It will be issued on a separate EBT card for each eligible student. The cards will be mailed between late July and September to the address on file with ADE.
If families have not yet completed a free or reduced meal application, they can still do so before May 31 to qualify for this benefit.