DSS and SCDE have determined that South Carolina will be doing summer P-EBT for this summer. This first payment will go out in late August for students approved for free or reduced meals or who attended a CEP school at the end of the 2021-22 school year. These payments will not be affected by virtual or in-person school. The second summer payment will be issued in October and will cover all students approved for free or reduced meals from the end of school until August 16th. New CEP schools will not make students eligible for P-EBT. Feel free to use this information to encourage families to complete a free and reduced meal application over the summer.
Questions regarding school-age P-EBT can be sent to the [email protected]
inbox. Questions regarding childcare P-EBT should be sent to DSS at [email protected]
The DSS portal will be open for summer payments.
No further changes can be made to payments from the 2020-21 school year or last summer.