Healthy Meals, Healthy Students
Pandemic EBT Program (P-EBT)
The TN Department of Human Services and TN Department of Education announced Tennessee families are now eligible to receive financial support for their children's nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support is provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT ) program.
Families whose children attend a Community Eligibility Provision school may receive financial assistance to replace school meals during the months of March, April, and May due to COVID-19 school closures. The program will provide parents with $5.70 per child for each day that child qualifies for P-EBT. All Polk County Schools students are eligible for these benefits. Click here for a document with more information, or click here to go to the application site. The deadline to apply has been extended to July 27, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
CEP Program 2020-2021
We are happy to announce that all Polk County Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) again for the 2020-21 school year.
This allows us to offer a free nutritious breakfast and lunch to all students through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. We encourage all our students to take advantage of this program.
Polk County Board of Education
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