Update: The deadline for this program has been extended to Sept. 30.
Original story: Alaska has the go-ahead to operate the pandemic electronic benefit transfer, or Pandemic EBT, that helps families offset the cost of food their children would otherwise eat at school. The federal program is offered to families who use SNAP benefits, but families who don’t qualify for SNAP can still apply for Pandemic EBT.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. Mail-in forms were sent out Aug. 20, but families can also apply online or by phone. Text PEBT to 907-891-8913, or call 907-222-3119.