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Families MUST Complete a New Education Benefit Form Every School Year.

  • Apply Today!
  • Complete one form per family.
  • Have each child’s 7 digit student ID number. Don’t know their ID’s? Call us at 949-234-9509

Applying is secure and confidential. Eligibility is based on total household income or participation in an assistance program such as CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal or other social services. US citizenship status does not affect eligibility.

Apply online for a quick, 24 hour turnaround! If you aren’t able to apply online, paper forms are available outside our office, but take 10 business days to process. After forms are processed, families will receive a letter via postal mail stating their meal benefits.

We are here to help! Please call 949-234-9509 for assistance.

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The Affordable Connectivity Program (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 that qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), 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 GetInternet.gov or can call 877-384-2575. Households applying directly through the ACP website may need to show documentation proving their current free or reduced-price meal eligibility if it cannot be confirmed with other personal identifying information. This may include presenting the household’s school meals approval letter or other current official documentation.

Households with a child attending a school participating in the CEP will need documentation, such as an official, individualized letter from the CEP school stating that the student is enrolled at a CEP-participating school. The documentation must also include the student’s name, the relevant school year, the name and address of the school, and school contact information. Schools are encouraged to include a unique number in the letter to enable the ACP administrator to confirm its authenticity if needed.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.

 You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.