This program intends to provide financial assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals who have lost access to food due to the school closures caused by COVID-19. The financial assistance will be distributed to eligible families on new or existing Colorado EBT cards. The average P-EBT benefit is $5.70/child per day or up to $279 per eligible child, retroactive to when school initially closed. These P-EBT funds can be used to purchase food at stores that accept EBT.

This benefit is in addition to the grab-n-go breakfast and lunch meals that Manitou Springs School District is currently offering at Ute Pass Elementary School and Manitou Springs High School. Here is the summer schedule:

Remainder of June—11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.—Monday–Friday

July—11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.—Mondays and Thursdays (You will be able to receive 3 days of breakfast and lunch on those days).

August—11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.—Monday–Friday

Most families who currently receive SNAP benefits will see these funds automatically added to their accounts and no further action is needed.

Other families will need to complete a simple and quick online application in order to receive P-EBT. To complete this application, you must receive a state-issued student ID, or SASID, from Manitou Springs School District 14. https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs/p-ebt . Please contact us at [email protected] or call 719-685-2000 for more information about P-EBT and to receive your student ID.

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