Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

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Muscatine Community School District (MCSD) Announcements

Parents/Guardians of children who qualified for free or reduced meals prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic Closure AND those students who attended the Community Eligibility Provisions (CEP) schools of Franklin, Jefferson, Madison and McKinley:

The state of Iowa has been approved to operate the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free and reduced-price meals during school closures. The EBT benefit ($307.80 for each eligible child) is to offset the cost of meals that would have otherwise been consumed at school. **Those attending the above listed CEP schools will receive a P-EBT card regardless of income.

An EBT card (one per student) will be arriving at your house via mail sometime between July 14 and July 21. Do NOT throw this away. 

It will look like junk mail (plain white envelope). The card will be addressed to your child and have a return address from Austin, Texas. 

The FAQ ( provides answers to many questions that you may have regarding this benefit (i.e. how to activate the card, approved expenditures, etc.). Please take a moment to read through the information provided.


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