Tag Archives: SNAP

Deadline Approaching: Funding for SNAP-EBT Wireless Technology (Markets OR Farmers)

The deadline to apply to the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) for funding to cover the costs of an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) wireless machines and service fees to be able to accept SNAP is August 15th. The funding, provided … Continue reading

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2013 Farmers Market Map available

Trying to remember when your local farmers market will be open? Getting ready to use your federal nutrition benefits (FMNP-WIC, FMNP-Seniors, WIC-FVC or SNAP) at market and not sure which markets accept them? Now you can check & see! The … Continue reading

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USDA publishes information on EBT Equipment & Service Providers

In an effort to continue to increase access to SNAP through wireless technology at farmers markets, USDA has released an information sheet on EBT equipment and service providers.  It is a useful summary of services and a good compilation of … Continue reading

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USDA Expands Eligibility for Access to Wireless Technology to include Farmers

Last week, USDA announced that eligibility for funding granted to increase access to SNAP through wireless technology at farmers markets will be expanded to include farmers. Previously, the funding was only for farmers markets as a whole looking to implement … Continue reading

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USDA publishes SNAP-EBT service provider summary

In an effort to help the farmers’ market community make the most cost-effective decisions possible when acquiring wireless Point of Service (POS) equipment for markets wishing to participate in SNAP, USDA-FNS asked Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) vendors to provide them … Continue reading

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Deadline today: EBT/SNAP Funding for Wireless Machines & Service Fees

This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting a grant proposal to get funds from DHR for an EBT/SNAP machine and to pay for wireless service fees is TODAY at 3pm.  The proposals must arrive in the DHR office in … Continue reading

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Funding for SNAP-EBT Wireless Technology Step-by-Step Timeline

Last Friday, the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) released the 2013 grant application forms for funding to cover the costs of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) wireless machines at Maryland farmers markets so as to increase the acceptance of SNAP. … Continue reading

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Annoucement of 2013 Wireless EBT Funds for Maryland Farmers Markets

The Department of Human Resources has announced the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the use of the funds allocated by USDA to increase the number of farmers markets that accept SNAP through wireless EBT. The guidelines for 2013 can … Continue reading

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Bonus Bucks are back at Westfield Annapolis Market!

The Westfield Annapolis farmers market – the only market in Anne Arundel County that accepts SNAP benefits – will kick off their 2013 incentive program at their winter farmers market on January 20th.  The market will match dollar for dollar … Continue reading

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Farmers Markets & Food Assistance Year-Round

While many Maryland farmers markets fold up their tents towards the end of October or November, there are some that remain open year-round to provide local food through the winter months. Those markets in our EFM Network that are open … Continue reading

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