Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that the state was included in the list of the Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) and has now received $1.4 billion.
Gov. Greg Abbott Confirmed the Budget for P-EBT
The global pandemic has led millions of American families to suffer economically. Many lost their jobs and could no longer afford to buy their food. Meanwhile, those who were infected by COVID-19 experienced difficulty to access basic necessities due to restrictions and COVID-19 protocol.
The P-EBT is a federal program that helped families infected by COVID-19 to cope with the pandemic. This is a program that supports American families to purchase their basic necessities or food as allowed by their state. Luckily, Texas was included in the list last August.
Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott said, “The State of Texas continues working to ensure families and children impacted by school closures have access to nutritious meals. thank HHSC and TEA for working with the USDA to provide these food benefits for Texans families across the state.”
Distribution of P-EBT
In an article published in The Orange Leader, the distribution of the P-EBT was explained. States listed under the P-EBT program release several awards over the summer, or a one-time benefit will be awarded. however, since Texas has not yet released the Summer P-EBT, the issuance and distribution will be one-time in November or December.
HHS deputy executive commissioner of Access and Eligibility Services Wayne Salter, who will oversee the program, 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.”