Michigan approved for additional food assistance

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing that the state has gained federal approval for a second round of Pandemic-EBT benefits.

Michigan families with children that lost access to meals at school will receive $741.6 million in assistance benefits to be used for food at stores or online.

Approximately 810,000 Michigan children lost access to school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State assistance is eligible for families with students who are eligible for free or reduced-price whose schools are fully or partially virtual.

Families will receive an estimated $127.53 monthly for each eligible child attending school 100% virtually or $77.06 for each eligible child attending school both virtually and in-person.

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