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State EBT Equipment Program

SNAP benefits are issued on electronic benefits transfer or EBT cards that are used like debit cards. States are required to provide no-cost, EBT-only point of sale (POS) equipment to certain direct marketing farmers and farmers’ markets (DMFs/FMs) that are exempted from a requirement that SNAP retailers pay for their own EBT equipment (found in the 2014 Farm Bill).

In FY 2019, FNS offered states an opportunity to obtain funding to provide DMFs/FMs with equipment that can be used to process SNAP transactions. Twenty-nine (29) states asked for and received funding:

  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

 

If you are the owner/manager of a DMF/FM that operates in one of these states, please check with your state EBT contact to determine if this option may work for your market or farm.

Page updated: April 05, 2023