One-Time Benefits to Replace Missed School Lunches to be Disbursed in Nevada

Carson City September 08, 2020

Children who would have received free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) will be receiving a one-time refund for the cost of schools lunches that were missed this spring due to COVID-related school closures. The money is coming from the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program offered to states through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

For families that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, the funds will be added to their current EBT card. All other eligible families will receive a new card in the mail with the funds already placed on the card.

“Families do not need to apply,” said Steve Fisher, administrator of the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, “the benefits will be released automatically based on enrollment in free or reduced price school nutrition services.”

Benefits are going to be issued as a one-time payment between August 31 through September 8.

Families with questions should contact the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 775-684-8740 in Northern Nevada and 702-486-9640 in Southern Nevada. More information can be found at 


Julie Balderson
Public Information Officer, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services