Why isn't LTHS eligible for P-EBT?
The main determining factor for a school to be eligible for School Year 2020-2021 P-EBT is participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) as of February 2020, prior to the pandemic. LTHS was not participating in the NSLP as of February 2020. While the high school does not participate in that program, LTHS still provides free meals through the State program and is enrolled in the Summer Food Service Program to help our families through this pandemic. Unfortunately, LTHS cannot retroactively enroll in the NSLP.
Here is a list of eligible schools. The USDA created the new temporary program to provide benefits to free and reduced students who were not in person to receive the normal NSLP meals they were entitled to. This emergency COVID-19 benefit is from the USDA and was tied to NSLP program participation.