CalFresh Program Eligibility

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AB1930 has made CalFresh more inclusive for college student enrollment. If you have ANY of the following qualifications, you are potentially eligible for CalFresh.

  • Approved for Work Study
  • Work Part-Time (work 20 or more hours a week, or average about 80 hours a month)
  • Receive Cal Grants A or B
  • Participate in an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) or Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
  • Participate in an Extended Foster Care (AB 12/AB 212) Program
  • Have Children

If none of the above apply to you, please check the list below. If you are involved with ANY of these programs, you are potentially eligible for CalFresh as well. 

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)  
  • College Disabled Students Program and Services/Student Academic Support
  • Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program  
  • UC McNair Program  
  • CalFresh Employment and Training Program  
  • Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)
  • Program Puente Project  
  • Foster Youth Success Initiative  
  • Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES)  
  • Guardian Scholars Program
  • Chafee Educational Training Voucher Program

If you think you are eligible to receive CalFresh benefits, please visit the "How to Apply" page or go directly to to start your online application.

For any questions or concerns regarding CalFresh, please email