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SUN Bucks Summer EBT

Starting this summer – the federal government and the State of Indiana has approved for qualifying students to receive $120 Sun Bucks Summer EBT benefit cards formerly known as Summer P-EBT.

Students need to qualify for these benefits – they are not automatic like they have been the past few summers.  There are 2 ways to qualify:

  1. Be directly certified (meaning your family receives SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, or are a foster child)

  2. Fill out a 2023-2024 application for Curricular Material and Other Assistance and meet the income guidelines no later than April 30th

If you miss the April 30th deadline - you may qualify by completing the Sun Bucks application. Starting May 1st, you will have to qualify by filling out the Sun Bucks application with the state of Indiana. Click here to access the Sun Bucks application and website.

If you are Directly Certified – you do not need to do anything. All parents/guardians can confirm eligibility status by logging into Skyward Family Access, and clicking on Foodservice in the left-hand corner. Your status will be listed under the current balance area at the top of the screen. No eligibility statuses will be given over the phone.

To receive the Sun Bucks cards – you MUST have a correct address on file in Skyward – it is each family's responsibility to ensure there is a correct mailing address in Skyward at all times.

Sun Bucks cards will be mailed beginning in mid-May. All other P-EBT cards should be discarded. Households will receive one new card per qualifying student*.  The card will be loaded with the full $120 benefit. The money can be spent on the same items that SNAP dollars can be spent on. 

 *Student is defined as a current SCEC student as of May 1st, including pre-k up to age 18.

If your child does not receive Free/Reduced Meals or is not Directly Certified, but you believe they are eligible, you can still apply for Sun Bucks by completing the Sun Bucks application with the state, here. The approval period for the Sun Bucks application will be between May 1st and August 16th.

*This message is only intended for students enrolled at an SCEC school as their home school. Any questions on benefit status/stolen/lost cards should be directed to Indiana Department of Education- School and Community Nutrition Programs department.  If you need help, use the online help form. You can also call 317-234-4528 if you need assistance.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
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