State by State SNAP EBT Resource List

Alabama

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance/Alabama EBT Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Technical assistance and capacity-building support is available through the Alabama Dept of Agriculture & Industries

For more information, contact:
Don Wambles
Director
Farmers Market Authority, Farm-to-School
AL Dept of Agriculture & Industries
don.wambles@agi.alabama.gov
(334) 240-7249


Alaska

Program name/EBT card name: Food Stamp Program/Alaska Quest Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

For more information, contact:
Alaska Division of Public Assistance
dpapolicy@alaska.gov
(907) 465-3347


Arizona

Program name/EBT card name: Nutrition Assistance/Arizona Quest Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

Program support materials (banners, etc.) are available through the Arizona Department of Health Services’ AZ Nutrition Network / SNAP-Ed funding. Technical assistance and capacity-building support is available through Pinnacle Prevention.

For more information, contact:
Cindy Gentry
Food Systems Coordinator
Maricopa County Department of Public Health
CynthiaGentry@mail.maricopa.gov
(602) 506-8323

For technical assistance and capacity-building support, contact:
Adrienne Z. Udarbe, MS, RDN
Director
Pinnacle Prevention
adrienneudarbe@pinnacleprevention.org
(480) 207-5955


Arkansas

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Benefit Security Card
Current contractor: FIS
The Arkansas Department of Human Services will reimburse farmers markets up to $1,000 for the purchase of EBT equipment and associated wireless and transaction fees.  Program support material (signage) is available for markets to print at their cost.

For more information, contact:
Michele Rodgers
SNAP Outreach Manager
Department of Human Services
Michele.Rodgers@arkansas.gov
(501) 682-8288

-or-

Jody Hardin Grady
President
Arkansas Farmers’ Market Association
certifiedarkansas@yahoo.com
(501) 231-0094


California

Program name/EBT card name: CalFresh/Golden State Advantage Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The California Department of Social Services provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets, and covers both wireless and transaction fees associated with managing the SNAP program. Credit/debit fees (if utilized) must be paid by the farmers market. Program support materials (banners, etc.) are available through the Ecology Center.

For more information, contact:
Ben Feldman
Food and Farming Program Director
Ecology Center
ben@ecologycenter.org
(510) 548-3333


Colorado

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance Program/Colorado Quest Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

For more information about state-level resources in Colorado, contact:
Gailmarie Kimmel
Colorado Farmers’ Market Association
cofarmersmarketassociation@gmail.com
(970)-493-4361

-or-

Wendy Moschetti
Livewell Coordinator
wendymoschetti@livewellcolorado.org


Connecticut

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/The Connect Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources in Connecticut, contact:
Kristin Krawetzky
EBT Supervisor
Connecticut Department of Social Services
Kristin.Krawetzky@ct.gov
(860) 424-5756


Delaware

Program name/EBT card name: Food Supplement Program/Food First EBT Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

Technical assistance and capacity-building support is available through the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

For more information, contact:
David M. Smith
DDA Marketing
Delaware Department of Agriculture
DavidM.Smith@state.de.us
(302) 698-4522


District of Columbia

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Capital Card
Current contractor: FIS eFunds

The District has limited FY2015 grant funds available to provide free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers market in the District.  Wireless and transaction fees must be paid by the farmers market. General program support materials (brochures) available through DC Greens.

For more information, contact:
Janelle W. Edgar
Electronic Banking Officer
Office of Finance and Treasury
janelle.edgar@dc.gov
(202) 727-1685

For general program support materials, contact:
Lillie Rosen
Food Access Director
DC Greens
lillie@dcgreens.org
(202) 601-9200


Florida

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance Program/Benefit Security Card
Current contractor: FIS eFunds

General program support materials (printing cost-share, incentive program funds) are available through Florida Organic Growers.

For more information, contact:
Mary Hathaway
Florida Organic Growers
mary@foginfo.org
(352) 377-6345


Georgia

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Georgia Peach Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

Technical assistance and capacity-building support is available through Wholesome Wave – Georgia.

For more information, contact:
Wholesome Wave Georgia
info@wholesomewavegeorgia.org
(404) 618-1782


Hawaii

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Hawaii EBT Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

The Hawaii Department of Social Services provides free wireless/wired EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets, and covers both wireless and transaction fees associated with managing the SNAP program.

For more information, contact:
Ginet U’ilani Hayes
Hawai`i EBT  Manager
Department of Human Services
Benefits, Employment, and Support Services Division
Electronic Benefits Transfer Office
ghayes@dhs.hawaii.gov
(808) 586-5739


Idaho

Program name/EBT card name: Food Stamp Program/Idaho Quest Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets, and covers both wireless and transaction fees associated with managing the SNAP program. Credit/debit fees (if utilized) must be paid by the farmers market/direct-sale farmer.  Limited program support materials (scrip) are available through the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force.

For more information, contact:
Eileen Stachowski (Primary contact)
Association Convener
Idaho Farmers Market Association
(208) 639-0030
 
Alyce Porter (Secondary contact)
EBT Operations Supervisor
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
portera@dhw.idaho.gov
(208) 334-5820


Illinois

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/LINK Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources in Illinois, contact:
Pat Stieren
Executive Director
Illinois Farmers Market Association
pstieren31@comcast.net
(217) 522-4274


Indiana

Program Name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Hoosier Works Card
Current Contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration can provide free wireless terminals to eligible farmers markets and direct-marketing farmers. Wireless and transaction fees must be paid by the farmers market. Program support materials (banners) are available through the Indiana State Department of Health.

For more information, contact:

Angela Albin
EBT Program Manager
Family & Social Services Administration
angela.albin@fssa.in.gov
317-232-7645

To obtain program support materials, contact:
Laura Hormuth
Public Health Nutritionist
Indiana State Department of Health
lhormuth@isdh.in.gov
317-234-3498

 


Iowa

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance Program/Iowa EBT Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible direct-sale farmers.  Direct-sale farmers pay all merchant provider invoices, and are reimbursed for fees associated with SNAP by DHS. Program support materials (signage) are available through DHS.

For more information, contact:
Tracy Penick
EBT Director
Adult, Children & Family Services
tpenick@dhs.state.ia.us
(515) 281-4935


Kansas

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance Program/Vision Card
Current contractor: FIS eFunds Corporation

For more information about state-level resources in Kansas, contact:
Annarose Hart
Agribusiness Development & Farmers’ Market Specialist
Kansas Department of Agriculture
annarose.hart@kda.ks.gov
(785) 296-0362


Kentucky

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Benefit Security Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services encourages eligible farmers’ markets and direct-marketing farmers to work through MarketLink to obtain wireless EBT terminals to increase SNAP accessibility for their customers. Program support materials may be available but funding is not guaranteed and may involve a cost-share; contact MarketLink or the KY Department of Agriculture for more information.

For more information, contact:
Sharon G. Spencer
Farmers’ Market Marketing Specialist
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
sharon.spencer@ky.gov
(502) 782-4127


Louisiana

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Louisiana Purchase Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

Technical assistance and capacity-building support is available through Market Umbrella.

For more information, contact:

Kira McAllister Norris
Business Coordinator
Market Umbrella
kira@marketumbrella.org
(504) 861-4485


Maine

Program name/EBT card name: Food Supplement Program/Pine Tree Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources in Maine, contact:
Leigh Hallett
Executive Director
Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets
leigh@mffm.org
(207) 487-7114


Maryland

Program name/EBT card name: Food Supplement Program/Independence Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources in Maryland, contact:
Amy Crone
Executive Director
Maryland Farmers Market Association
(410) 841-5776
acrone@marylandfma.org


Massachusetts

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Bay State Access Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources in Massachusetts, contact:
Jeff Cole
Executive Director
Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets
staff@massfarmersmarkets.org
(781) 893-8222


Michigan

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance/Bridge Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources available in Michigan, contact:
Sydney Debien
Food Access Coordinator
Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA)
sydney@mifma.org
(517) 432-3381


Minnesota

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Minnesota EBT Card
Current contractor: FIS

Market Bucks match SNAP-EBT customers’ dollars at participating farmers markets across Minnesota.

In addition, the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and accessed through local health departments, occasionally provides various sorts of support for EBT at farmers markets including wireless EBT equipment, other supplies and equipment, and promotional materials.

For more information, contact:
Kathy Zeman
Minnesota Farmers Market Association
kzeman@mfma.org
320-250-5087

For more information about Market Bucks, contact:
Sophia Lenarz-Coy
Hunger Solutions Minnesota
slenarzcoy@hungersolutions.org
651-789-9842


Mississippi

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/MDHS EBT Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets, and covers both wireless and transaction fees associated with managing the SNAP program.

Credit/debit fees (if utilized) must be paid by the farmers market/direct-sale farmer. Program support materials (banners) may be available but funding is neither guaranteed nor consistent; contact the MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce, or your local Extension office, for more information.

For more information, contact:
Purvie Green
Program Coordinator
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
purvie@mdac.ms.gov
(601) 359-1168


Missouri

Program name/EBT card name: Food Stamp Program/Missouri EBT Card
Current contractor: FIS

The Missouri Farmers Market Allocation Program provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets and four months of wireless service (up to $45 per month).

For more information, contact:
Charlie Hopper
Marketing Specialist
Farmers’ Markets & Organics
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Charlie.Hopper@mda.mo.gov
(573) 522-4170

-or-

Valerie Howard
Deputy Director, Income Maintenance
Family Support Division
Department of Social Services
Valerie.Howard@dss.mo.gov
(573) 751-8973


Montana

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Montana Access Card
Current contractor: FIS via  Northrop Grumman

Federally-funded wired terminals are available for eligible SNAP-only farmers market.  These terminals are not able to accept debit or credit transactions. There are no associated fees.

For more information, contact:
Kellee English
IT Business Analyst
HCSD/Policy and Systems Bureau
Montana DPHHS
kenglish2@mt.gov
(406) 444-5921


Nebraska

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Nebraska EBT Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS


Nevada

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Nevada Quest Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

For more information about state-level resources in Nevada, contact:
Ann Louhela
Executive Director
Nevada Certified Farmers Market Association
louhela.ann@gmail.com
(775) 250-1339


New Hampshire

Program name/EBT card name: Food Stamp Program/NH EBT Card
Current contractor: FIS

Federally-funded wired terminals are available for eligible SNAP-only farmers market.  These terminals are not able to accept debit or credit transactions. There are no associated fees.

For more information, contact:
Lindsay Bibeau
Acting EBT Administrator
New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services
lindsay.bibeau@dhhs.state.nh.us
(603) 271-9286


New Jersey

Program name/EBT card name: NJ SNAP/Families First Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The New Jersey Division of Family Development has limited FY2015 grant funds available to provide free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers market via Marketlink.

For more information, contact:
DeWanda Kelley
State of NJ – Division of Family Development
NJ SNAP/EBT Unit
dewanda.Kelley@dhs.state.nj.us
(609) 631-4960


New Mexico

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/New Mexico EBT Fiesta Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

For more information about state-level resources available in New Mexico, contact:
Denise Miller
Executive Director
New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association
dmiller@farmersmarketsnm.org
(505) 983-4010


New York

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/EBT Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources available in New York, contact:
Diane Eggert
Executive Director
Farmers’ Market Federation of New York
deggert@nyfarmersmarket.com
(315) 637-4690


North Carolina

Program name/EBT card name: Food & Nutrition Services/Benefit Security Card
Current contractor: FIS

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has limited FY2015 grant funds available to provide free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers market via Marketlink.

For more information, contact:
Ivy J. Murphy
Food and Nutrition Services Program Coordinator II
NC Department of Health and Human Services
DSS, Economic Services Section
ivy.murphy@dhhs.nc.gov
(919) 527-6315

Technical assistance and capacity support may be available at future Connect2Direct workshops and conferences. For more information, visit Connect2Direct’s website at www.connect2direct.org or contact:
Salem Neff, RAFI – USA
salem@rafiusa.org

-or-

Mike McCreary, ASAP
mike@asapconnections.org


North Dakota

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/North Dakota EBT Card
Current contractor: EFS FIS

The North Dakota Department of Human Services/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will reimburse farmers markets up to $1,300 for the purchase of EBT terminals. Program support materials (banners/signs, magnets, flyers) are available through ND DHS.

For more information, contact:
Deb Kramer
EBT Coordinator
ND DHS / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
debkramer@nd.gov
(701) 328-2328


Ohio

Program name/EBT card name: Food Assistance/Direction Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

For more information about state-level resources available in Ohio, contact:
Beth Knorr
President
The Farmers’ Market Management Network, Inc.
info@fmmn.org
farmersmarket@cvcountryside.org
(330) 657-2542 ext 224


Oklahoma

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Access Oklahoma Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has a limited number of free wireless EBT terminals available to eligible farmers markets. Program support (training and technical assistance) is provided through various state food banks.

For more information, contact:
Tom J. Pennington
Director of Electronic Payment Systems
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
thomas.pennington@okdhs.org
(405) 522-1262

For training and technical assistance, contact:
Whitney Danker
State Advocacy & Public Policy Director
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
wdanker@regionalfoodbank.org
(405) 600-3129


Oregon

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Oregon Trail Card
Current contractor: FIS

For more information about state-level resources available in Oregon, contact:
Laura Wendel
President
Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association
info@oregonfarmersmarkets.org
(971) 400-0581


Pennsylvania

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/ACCESS Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has a limited number of free wireless EBT terminals available to eligible farmers markets, direct marketing farmers and farm stands. Technical assistance and capacity support may be available through Capital RC&D.

For more information, contact:
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
(717) 787-3617

For technical assistance and capacity support, contact:
Cheryl Burns
Capital RC&D
cburns@capitalrcd.org
(717) 241-4361


Rhode Island

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/EBT Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. prime contractor/FIS host processor

For information about state-level resources available in Rhode Island, contact:
Pete Susi
Deputy Chief, Division of Agriculture
Department of Environmental Management
peter.susi@dem.ri.gov
(401) 222-2781 ext. 4517

For technical assistance and capacity support, contact:
Molly Bledsoe
Operations Associate
Farm Fresh Rhode Island
molly@farmfreshri.org
(401) 312-4250


South Carolina

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Think Healthy, Eat Healthy! Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The South Carolina Department of Social Services provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets, and covers both wireless and transaction fees associated with managing the SNAP program. Credit/debit fees (if utilized) must be paid by the farmers market.

For more information, contact:
Rennette Hawkins-Capers
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Rennette.hawkins-capers@dss.sc.gov
803-898-7626


South Dakota

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/South Dakota EBT
Current contractor: EFS FIS

Program support (training and technical assistance) is provided through both DSS and SDSU Extension.

For more information, contact:
Shanna Peterson
South Dakota EBT Program Specialist
EBT@state.sd.us
(605) 773-6527

-or-

Suzanne Stluka
Food and Families Program Director
Suzanne.Stluka@sdstate.edu
605.688.4038

-or-

Sandra Vanneman
Sandra.Vanneman@state.sd.us

 


Tennessee

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Benefit Security Card
Current contractor: FIS

For more information about state-level resources available in Tennessee, contact:
board@tnfarmersmarkets.org

-or-

Loleetha Gilbert
TN Department of Human Services
loleetha.gilbert@tn.gov
(615) 313-5276


Texas

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Lone Star Card

Current contractor: Separate contracts for call center services (Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.), retailer management (Xerox), central processing/data center services (Xerox), and central processing/application software maintenance (Simpatico Software Systems Inc.).

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has funding to provide free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers market via Marketlink.  Upon request, the HHSC will provide farmers markets with a free electronic copy of the Lone Star Mark, with which farmers markets may print banners and other materials at their expense.

For more information, contact:

Christine Molina
Lone Star Business Services
Office of Social Services
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
christine.molina@hhsc.state.tx.us
(512) 206-5102


Utah

Program name/EBT card name: Food Stamp Program/Utah Horizon Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

For more information about state-level resources in Utah, contact:

Laura Flower
Outreach Worker & Volunteer Coordinator
Utahns Against Hunger
flower@uah.org
info@uah.org
(801) 328-2561


Vermont

Program name/EBT card name: 3SquaresVT/Vermont Express Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. prime contractor/FIS host processor

For more information about state-level resources in Vermont, contact:
Erin Buckwalter
Vermont Farmers’ Market Association (NOFA VT)
erin@nofavt.org
(802) 434-4122

-or-

Michael Good
Community Food Access Programs Coordinator
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
michael@nofavt.org
802.434.4122 x 26


Virginia

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Virginia EBT Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc.

The Virginia Department of Social Services provides free wireless EBT terminals to eligible farmers markets, and covers both wireless and transaction fees associated with managing the SNAP program. Credit/debit fees (if utilized) must be paid by the farmers market.

For more information, contact:
Claudia Jackson
SNAP Consultant
Division of Benefit Programs
Virginia Department of Social Services
claudia.jackson@dss.virginia.gov
(804) 726-7346


Washington

Program name/EBT card name: Basic Food Program/QUEST Card
Current contractor: FIS

For more information about state-level resources in Washington, contact:
Kate Delavan
Food Access Program Manager
Washington State Farmers Market Association
foodaccess@wafarmersmarkets.org
(206) 706-5198

 


West Virginia

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Mountain State Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

For more information about state-level resources in West Virginia, contact:
Kelly Crane
Executive Director
West Virginia Farmers Market Association
coordinator@wvfarmers.org
(304) 258-3815


Wisconsin

Program name/EBT card name: FoodShare/Wisconsin Quest Card
Current contractor: FIS

For more information about state-level resources in Wisconsin, contact:
Kristin Krokowski
Wisconsin Farmers Market Association
kkrokowski@waukeshacounty.gov
(262) 548-7770


Wyoming

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Wyoming EBT Card
Current contractor: JP Morgan EFS

For more information about state-level resources in Wyoming, contact:
Brook Brockman
Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association
brook.brockman@wyo.gov
(307) 777-5612

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