Additional funding provided for Maryland P-EBT

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MARYLAND –  The state is now able to extend their Pandemic electronic benefit transfer after a massive additional $727 million in benefits was issued.

According to state officials, this comes as students began missing meals due to COVID-19 school closures. On Monday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with other state officials announced, P-EBT benefits would last until June 2021.

We’re told this expansion will help more than 530,000 students who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school. The American Rescue Plan Act extended P-EBT through the duration of the pandemic to help provide students with healthy, affordable and nutritious meals.

If you’re looking for more information on the P-EBT program, just click here.

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