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Families can apply for COVID-19 relief for extra food expenses due to school closures

September 15, 2020 – FYI

Funds are available to help reimburse families for unexpected expenses from when they lost access to school meals during pandemic-related school closures. Families have until September 30 to apply for the funds designated as the Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program, which provides families with up to $458 for each eligible child.

The program is available to all Alaska families with school-age children who received free and reduced-price school meals, or attended a school where meals are free from March to May this year.

The deadline to submit P-EBT applications has been extended until September 30, though families are recommended to apply as soon as possible to allow time for processing. Families can apply on the Food Bank of Alaska website.