And We’re Back! The Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program has been Extended

      Posted On: December 1, 2016

Published December 1, 2016

The Farmers Market Coalition is pleased to announce that the Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program has been extended through May 2017! This program is funded by and offered in partnership with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

For participants in the Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program, FMC will cover the costs of purchasing or renting SNAP EBT equipment and services (set-up costs, monthly service fees) for up to three years. Approved applicants choose their own SNAP EBT service provider from a list of participating companies: MarketLink, MerchantSource, and TSYS. Transaction fees (for SNAP, credit, and debit payments) will not be covered.

Applications will be accepted through May 2017, but funding is available on a first-come first-served basis. Submit your application early to ensure funding!

For information on eligibility requirements, see our program flyer here. To apply to the Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program, navigate to our application toolbox at To apply for a SNAP permit or learn about how the USDA is supporting farmers markets and SNAP shoppers, click here.