Additional Food Assistance for All NNPS Families
Posted: October 1, 2020
All Newport News Public Schools families will receive additional Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) assistance to purchase food items anywhere SNAP benefits are accepted. As part of a plan approved by the USDA, Virginia has received authorization to provide this benefit for students who are learning virtually.
Families with students currently enrolled in NNPS, who received the P-EBT benefit this past spring or summer, will receive these additional benefits on their existing P-EBT card or SNAP EBT card. Newly enrolled families will receive a P-EBT card by mail.
Families who lost or no longer have their card, should call 1-866-281-2448 to request a replacement card. Please note that you must allow 7-10 business days for mail processing.
The new benefit will be issued between September 30 and October 15, 2020. Families will receive $5.86 per NNPS student for each school day in September (about $99 per student).
Participation in this program is voluntary. If you choose not to participate in the program, you may dispose of the card by following the attached instructions.