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One-time benefits replace missed school lunches in Nevada

Posted at 3:57 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 19:01:56-04

Children who would have received free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) will be receiving a one-time refund for the cost of schools lunches that were missed this spring due to COVID-related school closures.

The money is coming from the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program offered to states through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

For families that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, the funds will be added to their current EBT card. All other eligible families will receive a new card in the mail with the funds already placed on the card.

Benefits are going to be issued as a one-time payment between Aug. 31 through Sept. 8.

Families with questions should contact the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 775-684-8740 in Northern Nevada and 702-486-9640 in Southern Nevada.

More information can be found at dwss.nv.gov.