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P-EBT Information


Summer 2023 P-EBT will be provided to school age children that meet all the following requirements:

  • Enrolled for at least one day in May 2023 in a school that participated in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast (SBP) in SY 2022–23

  • Student eligibility:

    • Determined eligible any time during SY 2022–23, for free or reduced-price meals through meal application, alternative income form, direct certification, or designation as homeless, migrant, or foster; or

    • Attended a school that participates in Provision 2 or the Community Eligibility Provision, regardless of individual student eligibility

Note: There are several situations in which students may not qualify for Summer 2023 P-EBT, which include the following:

  • Exited school or graduated prior to May 1, 2023

  • Transferred out of state

  • Transferred to a school not participating in NSLP, SBP before May 1, 2023

  • Young children under age 6 that are not enrolled in a K-12 public school


The Summer 2023 P-EBT is for the period from June through August 2023, and has a set benefit amount of $120. The CDSS will begin mailing Summer P-EBT cards July 16, 2023 through August 30, 2023. These cards will be distinguishable as a P-EBT 4.0 card. Cards will be mailed to the address maintained in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Database (CALPADS). The CDE requests that school districts ensure that address data are up-to-date, and for those students with no address (due to homelessness or other reason), to populate either the school or district address. If a student address field is blank, the CDE will include the district office address for the student prior to sending the information to CDSS. The CDE CALPADS office will issue a Flash communication to CALPADS administrators advising when the data will be pulled. 



Households that require assistance with P-EBT cards can call the P-EBT Helpline at 877-328-9677 (Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)


For more information about P-EBT, please visit the CDSS P-EBT web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab..

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