(WXYZ) — The state of Michigan is the first in the country河北快3开奖结果 to get federal approval for a food funding program targeted toward families with financial hardship while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT), through the USDA, provides temporary funding for emergency food. It will be used for Michigan families with students between age 5 and 18 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. This program will reach approximately 895,000 students.
“I am proud that Michigan is the first state to receive federal approval for this program to put healthy food on the table for families that need them,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “The spread of COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our state. My administration will continue to work around the clock to help Michiganders through this difficult time and slow the spread of this virus.”
This moves comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with data from Johns Hopkins University.
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