Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS), in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), will begin delivering millions of dollars in federal aid directly to families across the state this week.
P-EBT helps children who would have received free or reduced-price meals at school if not for the COVID-19 pandemic. Through P-EBT, eligible children get temporary food benefits on EBT cards to purchase food. If your child is eligible, you will get an EBT card in the mail. There is no application.
P-EBT cards may be used to purchase eligible food items under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at any retailer accepting SNAP benefits. See the information mailed with your P-EBT card or visit https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/snap.html to learn more about SNAP-eligible purchases and participating retailers.
Families will receive a card for each eligible child in their household. Information about the P-EBT card, including how to use it, is in the mailing. Instructions for checking card balance and deposits, along with other information, will be included in the envelope with the P-EBT card. Each child will receive a separate card.
For eligibility questions, visit this page from Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Families who believe their children are eligible but have not received their P-EBT card by October 15 may complete this form or call (405) 522-5050 for assistance.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (PL 116–127), as amended by the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act (PL 116-159), the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (PL 116-260), and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (PL 117-2) provides the Secretary of Agriculture authority to approve state agency plans to administer P-EBT.