Virginia Pandemic-EBT program extended for students through the remainder of the school year
Over 650,000 Virginia public school students will continue to receive pandemic EBT benefits through the remainder of the school year.
The pandemic benefits program works to supplement missed school meals because of COVID-19 school closures for students who qualify for free or reduced lunches through the National School Lunch Program. New program rules will allow for the expansion of benefits in the next phase to an additional 135,000 eligible students. Benefit amounts will depend on whether the student is fully remote or hybrid.
The next issuance of pandemic EBT benefits is scheduled for Wednesday.