Approved Applicant Guide

By: Jen Cheek       Posted On: April 14, 2015

FMC’s Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program Approved Applicant Guide provides important information on selecting and securing SNAP EBT equipment and service. The guide contains the following sections:

1. Understanding the Terms & Variables;
2. Assessing Your Equipment & Service Needs;
3. Comparing Participating Service Providers;
4. Securing Equipment & Service; and
5. Reporting Requirements.

Other important resources include the Participant Agreement (required of all participants), a blank W9 form (required of some participants), and the program rules. Click on the links below to access these resources.

Service Provider Comparison Table

FMC worked with the service providers to develop preferred equipment and service plan options for participants of this program. The participating service providers (Dharma Merchant Services, MerchantSource®, MarketLink, and TSYS Merchant Solutions) were selected based on their experience working with farmers markets, their reputation for customer service, and the desire to offer a range of options to program participants.

FMC’s Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program covers the cost of SNAP EBT equipment and set service fees for three years. Transaction fees, cancellation fees or penalties of any kind are the responsibility of the participant. The following comparison table provides a general overview of the participating service provider offerings, and any costs that will not be covered by FMC during the three-year funding period. The costs participants can expect to pay to continue service after the three-year funding period (Year Four) are also included. For More information, download the Approved Applicant Guide. 

ProviderComparisonApril14_2015The information presented in the above table, and in the Approved Applicant Guide is intended to assist approved applicants of FMC’s Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program in selecting their SNAP EBT equipment and service. This information is not intended to take the place of the individual service provider agreements or contracts. Participants should thoroughly review service provider contracts and agreements before signing. Contact the service providers directly with questions regarding their equipment or services.