The Senate Passed the P-EBT Extension!!!
Everything else in politics feels like a withering blossom, but this special bloom that made it out alive.
Please visit the post linked here for two PSA's on P-EBT, as well as access to meal plans and shopping lists that make the most out of P-EBT and Snap benefits at Equality Kitchen... all of which were created in collaboration with the angels of Illinois Hunger Coalition.
Just to recap what was approved today...
The Continuing Resolution extends and expands P-EBT benefits through fiscal year 2021, and makes key program improvements, including:
Covering all administrative costs at the federal level and providing administrative flexibility for states.
Expanding P-EBT eligibility to all U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico.
Expanding P-EBT eligibility to children who would otherwise be receiving meals in child care, if not for the closure or reduced hours or attendance of their child care facility due to the pandemic.
Clarifying that children in hybrid school settings may receive P-EBT benefits and providing flexibility for states in implementation.