- Knox County Schools
New Program Offers Extra Food Benefits
Federal legislation passed in response to COVID-19 includes a new program that allows children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school to receive extra food benefits.
Under the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, families of children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school may receive financial assistance to replace school meals that were missed in March, April and May due to COVID-19 school closures. The program will provide parents with EBT benefits valued at $5.70 per child for each day that child qualifies for the program.
P-EBT benefits do not replace any child nutrition program meals being offered. Children may continue to receive grab-and-go meals or emergency food at COVID-19 emergency feeding sites offered by schools or community organizations, even if they receive P-EBT benefits.
Parents who already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits do not need to apply. Funds for these families began arriving on the EBT card they already use beginning Friday, June 12.
Parents who do not receive SNAP benefits are still eligible if:
- Their children attend a Community Eligibility Provision school (see full list below*), or
- Their children qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.
These parents need to apply for P-EBT at this link. The application period will end on July 13, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.
For more information, please see our FAQ document.
*The following are Community Eligibility Provision schools:
Adrian Burnett Elementary School
Austin-East Magnet High School
Beaumont Magnet Academy
Belle Morris Elementary School
Carter Elementary School
Carter High School
Carter Middle School
Central High School
Chilhowee Intermediate School
Christenberry Elementary School
Dogwood Elementary School
Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy
East Knox County Elementary School
Fair Garden Family Center
Fountain City Elementary School
Ft. Sanders Ed. Dev Center
Fulton High School
Green Magnet Academy
Gresham Middle School
Holston Middle School
Inskip Elementary School
Lonsdale Elementary School
Maynard Elementary School
Mooreland Heights Elementary School
Mount Olive Elementary School
New Hopewell Elementary School
Northwest Middle School
Norwood Elementary School
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
Pond Gap Elementary School
Richard Yoakley Transition
Ritta Elementary School
Sam E. Hill Primary School
Sarah Moore Green Magnet Academy
South Knoxville Elementary School
South-Doyle High School
South-Doyle Middle School
Spring Hill Elementary School
Sunny View Primary Elementary School
Vine Middle Magnet School
West Haven Elementary School
West Hills Elementary School
West View Elementary School
Whittle Springs Middle School