Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Learn what precautions you can take about the coronavirus.

Call the KY Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at (800) 722-5725 or visit its COVID-19 webpage.

More information also is available on KDE’s COVID-19 webpage.

School and Community Nutrition

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Information

Published: 6/17/2020 7:51 PM

​The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a financial resource for families with students who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19. P-EBT provides households an EBT card with funds to spend on food at home for students. The P-EBT benefit is a one-time benefit with eligible households to receive up to $313.50 per eligible student.


Guardian Questions?

If a guardian needs to obtain their student's Statewide Student ID (SSID) they should contact their local school district central office. For all other questions, please send an email to



Combined P-EBT FAQs (Updated May 22, 2020)

CHFS P-EBT Webpage

P-EBT Flyer for Public Schools with Fillable SSID Box - Districts may choose to utilize this flyer to help communicate to their families. Districts should download the file, enter their locally defined instructions into the LOCATE STATEWIDE STUDENT ID fillable box and then save the file before utilizing.  


News from the Kentucky Department of Education

USDA Announces P-EBT Approval for Kentucky


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