Virginia Pandemic EBT Offered To Bath And Highland

Last week, AMR aired a story which announced that, due to the FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT OF 2020 and Provision 2, a federal special assistance program, all families of enrolled students in Bath and Highland Counties are eligible for food benefits.

Families will receive $370 in food benefits per child (for days of school closure related to COVID-19).   However, to receive benefits, correct addresses are necessary for the Department of Social Services to issue Pandemic-EBT cards.

If you have moved since the beginning of the school year, please update your address by calling or leaving a voice message with your school secretary. This is essential for receiving the $370 EBT card.

The deadline for changing your address is 12PM Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Schools must provide correct data to Virginia Department of Education by Thursday, May 7.

Story By

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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