Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to Apply for Second Round of Pandemic-EBT


Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will apply for the next round of Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutritional Service (FNS). This application is for August and September. P-EBT is a federally funded program designed to support children who receive free or reduced-priced meals from their schools, but can no longer receive those meals due to remote learning. During the first round of P-EBT transfers, over 50,000 children in Nebraska benefited from the program. The Division of Children and Family Services (CFS) is working closely with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) to implement this next round of benefits.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, CFS and other DHHS Divisions have worked with Governor Ricketts’ Administration to carefully understand how Nebraskans have been impacted to inform decision-making on necessary supports that serve to aid families in need.

More information will be provided about eligibility and disbursements dates in the near future.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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