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S-EBT 2024 Benefits Issuance and Timeline


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


The tentative benefit issuance timeline is as follows:

  • June 3–30, 2024, for children identified eligible on or before March 31, 2024
  • August 1, 2024, September 1, 2024, or October 15, 2024, for children determined newly eligible during the Summer period ending August 31, 2024.


Please note, 2024 S-EBT has different eligibility requirements from Pandemic EBT.  Pandemic EBT provided benefits to all children attending a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) School.  For 2024 S-EBT, children must have individual eligibility through direct certification or an Education Benefit form on file at BSD.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is administered by USAC with oversight from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58) into law, which established the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households up to $30 a month, or $75 a month for households living on tribal lands, toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.


All households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP), within the last 12 months, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for ACP benefits. Households are also eligible if a member of a household participates in certain federal benefit programs—including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance.

Households may apply for the ACP via or can call 877-384-2575. NSLP and SBP households applying directly through the ACP website may need to show documentation proving their current participation in the NSLP and SBP if their eligibility cannot be confirmed with other personal identifying information. This may include presenting the household’s school meals approval letter or other current official documentation.


  •—a one-stop shop to learn about ACP, check eligibility, enroll, and find fully covered internet plans.
  • White House Fact Sheet on the ACP and its benefits.

* Through a separate non-FCC initiative, additional no cost plans may be available to Affordable Connectivity Program enrollees. To learn more please visit Provision of a link to this initiative does not imply FCC endorsement of any particular participating provider.


Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the ACP with a participating provider that offers connected devices (Note: not all internet company offer device discounts.) The internet company will provide the discount to the consumer.