Apply online to become authorized to accept SNAP at your retail food store or farmers market. It is fast and secure and you can complete the online application in as little as 15 minutes. By applying online you can also check the real-time status of your application using your USDA account.
Retailers and Farmers Markets
Follow the steps to become authorized as shown below.
FNS reviews all applications for accuracy, conducts a background check for past SNAP history, and evaluates your store for eligibility. FNS will visit your store to confirm eligibility.
SNAP Retailer Training Guide and Video
You must read the SNAP Retailer Training Guide and watch the instructional video. Store owners accept responsibility for the actions of their employees. You are responsible for the actions of your employees. All of your employees must read the SNAP Retailer Training Guide and watch the instructional video which is also included in your approval package to ensure compliance with SNAP rules and regulations.
Not a Store or Farmers’ Market?
You should not complete an Online Store Application if you are a drug and alcohol treatment center, group home, battered women’s and children’s shelter, homeless meal provider, senior communal dining, meal delivery service or restaurant wishing to participate in the State restaurant meals program that serves the elderly, disabled and homeless (currently operating in Arizona, Rhode Island, Florida and California). You must contact the SNAP Retailer Service Center at 1-877-823-4369 to obtain a paper Meal Service Application, Form FNS-252-2.
- Important Reminder – Retailer Notice on Agricultural Act of 2014 Provisions
- Retailer Notice on Agricultural Act of 2014 Provisions
- Contact the SNAP Retailer Service Center
- Accepting EBT
- Contact Your EBT Vendor
- SNAP EBT Third Party Processor List
- General EBT information
- Retailer Notice on IRS Rule
- Retailer Notice 11-14-12
- Annual Reports