Do you have a child enrolled in preschool through 12th grade? Did your child receive the National School Lunch Program this school year? If so, you might be eligible to receive the money from the ‘Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program’ (P-EBT).
For families eligible, each child will get a one-time payment of $307.80.
Even for families who already have Food Assistance/Snap Benefits, they are still eligible for the one-time payment from the P-EBT.
The preloaded card will allow purchases of food items including dairy products, eggs, meat, cereal, rice, pasta, bread, fresh, frozen canned or dried vegetables and fruit, any ingredients you use for cooking, baby formula, diabetic foods, garden seeds, plants for growing food at home, and ice. One cannot buy already prepared/ hot food, pet food, and non-food items.
To answer all other questions: https://dhs.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/DHS_P-EBT_FAQ_0.pdf?070620201754