Apply Online to Become Authorized to Accept SNAP at your
Retail Food Store or Farmersí Market.
Apply online to accept SNAP benefits at your store
or Farmersí Market. Itís fast and secure. You can complete the online application in as little as 15 minutes. Itís 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 Farmersí 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
itís 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.
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
If you are a drug and alcohol treatment center, group home, battered womenís and childrenís 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.