INFORMATION FOR PARENTS REGARDING ONE-TIME P-SNAP PAYMENT
Alyssa Jenkins
Monday, June 08, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

The Smackover-Norphlet School District wanted to pass this information on to you regarding a one-time P-SNAP Benefit to support students who were receiving free or reduced price meals prior to March 13, 2020.

Please read through this information carefully.  This payment is not provided through the school district.

Parents are encouraged to use this money to help support their families with food costs through the remainder of the summer since the Meals to You program ends on June 30.

P-SNAP Benefits

  • This is for students who got free or reduced meals at school before schools were closed on March 13, 2020 because of COVID-19.
  • It is a one-time payment of $319 that helps cover costs for lost meals in March, April, and May until the school term ended.

Benefit Disbursement Dates

  • There is not a specific date set as development of the program is ongoing.
  • Current estimates show between the 20th and the 29th of June or in early July.

P-SNAP Eligibility Factors

  • Students that got free or reduced priced meals before schools were closed on March 13, 2020.

EBT Card

  • If the students are currently on SNAP or have been on SNAP within the last six months, their benefits will be loaded to the family’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
  • If the family has never been on SNAP or it has been longer than six months, they will get a new EBT card in the name of the eligible child.

New EBT Cards:

  • Will be plain white
  • Come in the child’s name
  • Will come with a set of instructions for activating the card
  • The child’s name is used because this benefit is to replace the meals they could not get because the schools closed due to COVID-19.
  • Parents or guardians can use the card

Change of Address

If you need to verify your address, please contact Diann Bailey at 725-1221 or diann.bailey@smackover.net .

If you need to change your address, call DCO Customer Assistance at 1-800-482-8988 or email the following information to pebt@dhs.arkansas.gov:

  • Parent name
  • Parent’s phone number
  • Previous Address
  • New Address
  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Date of Birth

This must be completed no later than the close of business on June 15, 2020.