Paid Equipment – SNAP Only Processing
Farms can pay for SNAP equipment and services from a variety of providers. Research options thoroughly. The Farmers Market Coalition offers guidance on choosing a provider here.
Terminals must be individually enabled for HIP by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) before they can process the HIP incentive. HIP vendor participation is limited. See www.mass.gov/service-details/healthy-incentives-program-hip-for-farmers-and-vendors for more information on joining HIP.
- Landline Option: The only landline option that can process HIP incentives, as well as SNAP, is the Conduent DirectConnect device. Terminals must be individually enabled by DTA to process HIP. See information in the chart below.
- Wireless Option: The only wireless option to process HIP incentives, as well as SNAP, is Totilpay by Novo Dia Group. Terminals must be individually enabled by DTA to process HIP. See information in the chart below.
Subsidized and Free SNAP/HIP-Processing Options Currently Available (as of 6/9/20)
|Option||Mobile / Landline||SNAP? HIP? Credit/Debit?||Cost options||Restrictions||More info.|
|Conduent DirectConnect||Landline||- SNAP
- HIP, if enabled by DTA
|Free||Need analog phone line & electricity; One device only||Email DTA.HIP@mass.gov|
|MarketLink Subsidy for TotilPay by Novo Dia Group||Mobile||- SNAP
- HIP, if enabled by DTA and using iPad or iPhone
- Credit/Debit options: Square, WorldPay
|Subsidy||Requires WiFi or cellular data plan; Requires iPad, iPhone, or Android device (Android devices cannot be used to process HIP); Subsidy available only to vendors currently without EBT equipment||
(If applying for the subsidy, use the MarketLink website to apply)
|Food Security Infrastructure Grant Funds||Mobile||Dependent on desired equipment||Free or partial subsidy||Available to HIP vendors approved through DTA’s 2020 Covid-19 Notice of Opportunity Only||www.mass.gov/service-details/food-security-infrastructure-grant-program|
|SNAP CSA Pilot||No equipment needed||-SNAP
-HIP, if enabled by DTA
|Free||Available to farms, farmers markets, and nonprofit buying coops only; requires CSA model||
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/how-to-participate-in-the-snap-csa-pilot or email: DTA.CSA@mass.gov