Updates on Summer EBT (Sun Bucks) From California Department of Education - Student Nutrition Division

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S-EBT 2024 Benefits Issuance and Timeline

Eligible children will receive a SUN Bucks card with $120 for use over the summer period, which is June 1 through Aug. 31. Funds are subject to expungement four months (122 days) after benefits are made available. Funds will be mailed to the mailing address in the California Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), or the Statewide Automated Welfare System for children that are identified eligible through enrollment in CalFresh, CalWORKs, or Medi-Cal.

The tentative benefit issuance timeline is as follows:

  • Phase 1—Public school students determined eligible through CALPADS or public assistance programs on or before March 29, 2024, and private school children determined eligible as of April 16, 2024. Households will begin receiving benefits mid-June through Aug. 31, 2024.

  • Phase 2—Students newly identified as eligible from March 30, 2024, through Aug. 31, 2024. Households will receive benefits September through Nov. 2024.

For more resources and additional information visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/smmrebt2024announcement.asp 

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