P-EBT Card Information

What is the P-EBT Card?

The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program was created in Spring 2020 to provide funds for families to buy food while schools were closed due to COVID-19. More P-EBT funds are being issued for the 2020-21 school year and will be available this summer. P-EBT cards are issued by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

Eligible students in HYBRID learning situations: you will get $48.23 per month. “Hybrid” means a combination of computer-based and in-person learning.

Eligible students in FULLY VIRTUAL learning situations: you will get $120.71 per month. “Fully virtual” means taking classes by computer.

You can use P-EBT funds and also get food from grab-and-go student meal sites.

Using P-EBT does NOT impact your or your student’s immigration status. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT funds.


DCFS - PEBT PARENT PORTAL INFORMATION - before calling school check your information on the DCFS Parent Portal

You will need students Local Student number which can be found on PowerSchool Parent Portal or you can obtain from your child's school.

P-EBT Cards are NOT issued by Rapides Parish School Board.  

All Questions about your P-EBT Benefits can be answered by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

Rapides Parish Schools only have the activation codes for your P-EBT card.  

P-EBT card activation codes can be found on your child's  end of the year report card are via the powerschool parent portal.  If you do not have access to any of these please contact the school.

School Contact Information


Where to find your P-EBT Activation code PowerSchool Parent Portal (online NOT app) and End of Year Report Card. If you only have a Q1, Q2, or Q3 report card, it is the last 4 digits of the LOCAL ID. If you do not have these please call the school. If your address is not correct please call your school.

Activation code Report Card


Activation Code Parent Portal

Activation code Parent Portal

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