Welcome to the Online Pandemic-EBT Application

Welcome to the Online Pandemic-EBT Application

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 allows the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to provide P-EBT benefits to children who would receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Act if not for the school closure. These children are automatically eligible for P-EBT benefits once the system verifies the child was receiving free or reduced lunch (FRL) meals. Families must complete the following application in order to verify FRL status and to ultimately receive these benefits. Without the requested information, DCFS cannot provide these P-EBT benefits.

By clicking Submit, I am authorizing the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services to use the information I will provide on the following page for the purposes of verifying my students’ free or reduced lunch status and for issuing an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card allowing P-EBT emergency funds to be provided to my family.