Apply Online to Become Authorized to Accept SNAP at your Retail Food Store or Farmers’ Market.
Apply online to accept SNAP benefits at your store or Farmers’ Market. It’s fast and secure. You can complete the online application in as little as 15 minutes. It’s so easy. By applying online, you can also check the real-time status of your application online using your USDA account. Applying to accept SNAP benefits at your store or Farmers’ Market is a three step process: get a USDA account, fill out an application online, and mail us your supporting documentation to complete your file.
FNS may take up to 45 days to process an application once it’s complete. FNS reviews all applications for accuracy, conducts a background check for past SNAP history, and evaluates your store for eligibility. FNS may visit your store to confirm eligibility. Click here to review store eligibility requirements.
Store owners accept responsibility for the actions of their employees. Store owners should review the SNAP Retailer Training Guide and instructional video in their approval package with all employees to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. Click here to access electronic versions of the SNAP Retailer Training Guide and Video You are responsible for the actions of your employees. You must read the SNAP Retailer Training Guide and watch the instructional video. All of your employees must read the SNAP Retailer Training Guide and watch the instructional video. You may get electronic versions of the SNAP Retailer Training Guide and video by Clicking here. If you are a drug and alcohol treatment center, group home, battered women’s and children’s shelter, homeless meal provider, senior communal dining or meal delivery service; you must contact the SNAP Retailer Service Center at 1-877-823-4369 to obtain a paper Meal Service Application, Form FNS-252-2.
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