The mini-grants are a non-competitive grant that reimburse school districts for allowable administrative costs incurred during the delivery of the P-EBT benefits. Any district participating in the distribution of P-EBT benefits to students is eligible to apply. Districts now have two options to receive reimbursement:
Option 1: Mini Grant Application
- Apply for the grant. Applications are due by Friday, July 31. Submit one application per district.
- Districts must submit a detailed budget outlining all reimbursable costs. A budget template can be found within the application.
Option 2: Simplified Funding
School districts will automatically receive tiered funding based on the number of P-EBT eligible students in the district. Reimbursements for Option 2 have one allotment payout in September 2021.
Districts that elect to receive Option 2 funding do not need to fill out an application or notify CDE. Districts that do not apply via the mini-grant application process will automatically be enrolled in Option 2 funding.
An informational town hall will be held on Thursday, July 15, at 2 p.m. and registration information is forthcoming.