Making a payment to the Food and Nutrition Service

Last Modified: 08/31/2013

Testing of the links to the Bill for Collection Form are now complete. Payments will be credited to accounts starting April 25, 2005.

There are three methods by which to make a payment to FNS:

  • On-Line - www.Pay.gov
  • The Automated Standard Application For Payments (ASAP)
  • Mail

On-Line

A payment can be made on-line if the source of funds is either a bank account or credit card. FNS' online payments are handled by www.Pay.gov, a Government-wide transaction portal which provides electronic financial services for Federal agencies. To make an online payment, you must use the Standard Form 1114 - Bills for Collection. Please have available your Receivable ID number and Customer Account number (both are shown on the FNS billing letter).

Assistance with online payments is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. Eastern time:

Customer Account Support - 703-305-6533
Online Technical Support - 877-807-4135 (toll free)

ASAP

The Automated Standard Application for Payments System allows state agencies and other FNS program grant recipients to make payments from accounts pre-authorized by FNS. ASAP is administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Virginia and the U.S. Treasury Financial Management Service. Further information and details are available at:

http://fms.treas.gov/asap/paymentrequestors/index.html (Chapter 4 - Payment Requestors)

Mail

You may mail a check or money order, payable to Food and Nutrition Service to this address:

USDA-FNS-HQ
P. O. Box 979027
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000

To ensure proper credit, write your Customer Account Number on the check or money order. If you have questions, please call (703) 305-6533.

The payment options that are available to different categories of payees are as follow:

Payee

Payment methods available

    On Line ASAP Mail
 

State Agencies and Grantees

Yes

Yes - per instructions above

Yes - to lock box address above

 

Retailers

Yes

No

Yes - to lock box address above