Grocery Store POint of Sale Expansion Grant
NEW GRANTS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST RETAILERS WITH WIRELESS POINT-OF-SALE EQUIPMENT
To make it easier for Minnesotans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program to purchase groceries via curbside pickup or delivery, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA), will issue grants to eligible grocery retailers for point-of-sale (POS) equipment that can accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Retailers can apply for this reimbursement grant through December 30, 2020.
The Grocery Store Point of Sale Expansion Grant provides financial support to SNAP retailers for the purchase of a wireless POS machine to process EBT via curbside or delivery. The wireless POS equipment will offer an alternative to going into stores to make EBT purchases, enabling additional socially distanced access points for SNAP recipients. SNAP retailers may receive up to $500 per location authorized to process SNAP transactions for money spent purchasing and integrating the wireless POS equipment.