Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the fifth round of Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) was approved and each eligible member of the family will receive $391.
$391 For Each Texan; Gov. Greg Abbott Says
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the Department of Agriculture approved the fifth round of Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). This will benefit roughly 3.5 million Texans and each will receive a one-time payment of $391 until December this year.
Gov. Greg Abbott said, “The State of Texas continues working to ensure families and children impacted by school closures have access to nutritious meals. I thank HHSC and TEA for working with the USDA to provide these food benefits for Texas families across the state.”
The $391 will be a one-time payment because the state was not able to distribute it during the summer. Moreover, the program was also expanded because not only those who were directly affected by COVID-19 can avail of the SNAP but also those who did not.
How To Be Eligible?
In a published article in LOCAL PROFILE, 2021–2022, or at any point between June and August 2022, National School Lunch Program certification for free or reduced-price meals at the student’s Texas school is required. Additionally, they had to have been students at an NSLP institution by the end of the 2021–2022 academic year.
Wayne Salter, HHS deputy executive commissioner of Access and Eligibility Services, said, “We’re proud to be supporting families in Texas so they can provide food to their children. Being well-nourished allows children to focus on learning rather than where their next meal will come from.”