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Maryland Secures Additional $118,000,000 in Federal Funding for its Pandemic Benefits Program and Launches Webpage to Support Eligible Families

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) recently secured approximately $118,000,000 in additional Pandemic-EBT funding from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). DHS estimates that over 451,000 vulnerable children in Maryland will benefit from the P-EBT program for a combined value of over $167,000,000 in estimated benefits. Pandemic-EBT benefits are designed to help families in Maryland whose children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals purchase food while schools are closed. Eligible families are receiving up to $370.50 per child. To help Marylanders identify whether they qualify and learn how they will receive benefits, the Departments launched a comprehensive Pandemic-EBT webpage to provide families with detailed information about the program and guide them through the eligibility and funding process. Everything from when families should expect to receive benefits, to how to activate a Pandemic-EBT card and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, the webpage provides all the information an eligible family would need. The site also directs residents to a dedicated Pandemic-EBT Hotline, offers links to apply for SNAP benefits and the Free And Reduced-Price Meals (FARM) program, and lists locations across the […]

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