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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Point of Sale Terminal Grant

The Connecticut Departments of Agriculture and Social Services has partnered to provide a free, wireless Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) Point of Sale (POS) terminal to farmers’ market and direct marketing farmers.  Terminals are currently available and expenses will be covered through September 2021.

Interested farmers’ markets should email a complete the Letter of Intent to Crystal Morris-Crenshaw, Crystal.Morris@ct.gov

Cover Letter and Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (MS Word doc)

Frequent Asked Questions

 Please be aware:

  1. A Letter of Intent cannot be submitted unless you are already approved by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to accept SNAP.  This approval is through the issuance of an FNS number provided by the USDA.  If you do not yet have an FNS number, you can begin the process here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/farmer-producer

  2. Additional paperwork will be necessary after submitting the initial Letter of Intent before a SNAP terminal is provided.  Phase two of this process will be conducted through the Connecticut Department of Social Services. 

  3. There is no deadline however, the program will be closed once funds are exhausted. 

     

Questions can be direct to Jaime Smith, Jaime.Smith@ct.gov.