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Food Service Update: Announcement of Summer P-EBT

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) to administer Summer 2023 P-EBT in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). Students meeting the eligibility requirements will qualify to receive the Summer 2023 P-EBT benefit of $120.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Summer 2023 P-EBT, students must be enrolled in May 2023 or the last month of the 2022-2023 academic school year in a participating National School Lunch Program (NSLP) site and determined eligible for free or reduced-price meals by the last day of the academic school year or June 30, 2023, whichever comes first. Individual student eligibility for NSLP must be determined from an allowable eligibility method specifically for school meals; for example, a household application for school meals.

Families that haven't already qualified for free or reduced-price school meals will need to apply (and be qualified) by the end of this school year (2022-2023) in order to receive the P-EBT benefits. Parents/guardians do NOT need to re-apply if they have already applied or been Direct Certified for free or reduced-price school meals.

NOTE: Students at our 5 CEP schools (Killip, Kinsey, Leupp, Summit, and Thomas) will automatically qualify and do not need to apply for meal benefits. 

Parents/guardians can complete the Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application here: 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
            1400 Independence Avenue, SW
              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.