The Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), and Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) request that schools do a second P-EBT communication push to eligible families. P-EBT provides a one-time benefit of up to $285 per eligible child that families can use to purchase food. Eligible families that have children 5-18 years old and received SNAP benefits for March have already received P-EBT benefits. All other eligible families must apply to receive P-EBT benefits.

Thousands of families across Texas have applied for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program.However, there are still many more students that are eligible for this program. On average, about 70% of eligible families in Texas have applied for P-EBT. The deadline to apply for P-EBT is Tuesday, June 30. Please continue to promote P-EBT to eligible families and encourage them to submit an application using the resources attached to this correspondence below.

communication tools to inform eligible families about P-EBT

June Letter to Families with P-EBT Application Link (English) (Spanish)
  • Email or mail the June letter to eligible families. The June letter contains the application link and a call center number that families can use to receive assistance in applying for P-EBT. Families that need help filling out the P-EBT application can contact the P-EBT call center at 833-613-6220 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Robocall and Robotext Script with P-EBT Call Center Information (English) (Spanish)
  • Use the Robocall and Robotext scripts to communicate with families via phone or text message.

Updated Social Media Posts (English) (Spanish)

  • Work with your school’s communication team to share social media posts on your school’s social media pages.

Additional Resources

P-EBT Graphics

Do you have questions about P-EBT? For more information, please visit http://hhs.texas.gov/pebt (English) or http://hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt (Spanish) or call the P-EBT call center at 833-613-6220 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.