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SNAP Benefits from Pandemic
SNAP Benefits from Pandemic
Felix Griego
Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Human Service Department has issued the first phase of benefit of issuance to all students households on May 18th that are currently on SNAP benefits. The benefits went to approximately 87,500 student households in the amount of $313.40 for March, April, and May. The phases of P-EBT benefit issuance will be the following:

Phase 1- Issue Benefits to current SNAP EBT student households (May 18th)

Phase 2- Issue Benefits to current Medicaid student households (By end of May)

Phase 3 and 4- Issue benefits via mailed P-EBT card to students that receive free and reduced meals that are NOT on SNAP EBT or Medicaid (Early June)

Please be patient as the benefits are forthcoming and to still encourage families to visit SSO or SFSP sites in your community that are giving breakfast and lunches out.

Felix Griego, Deputy Director, MBA

Student Success and Wellness Bureau


The New Mexico PED and HSD are working together to provide EBT Cards for students to purchase food. All students from Mora Independent Schools will receive benefits of $5.70 per day for the 70-day period from March 16, 2020 when public schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through June 19, 2020.

March, April and May benefits will be mailed in late May while the June payment will be sent later and will continue through the average date of normal school closures. The cards will be mailed to each student's home; therefore, we will be working to ensure the addresses we provide to the PED are accurate. If you already receive SNAP benefits, the additional amount will automatically be added to your account instead of a card being mailed out.

To help ensure you receive your card, if applicable, please confirm your mailing address by contacting Beverly Dobbins-Montoya at or by calling at 575-387-3105, please include your name and the following student information:

· Student Name

· Grade Level

· Date of Birth

· Mailing address