.01 FAA Pilot Programs Definition
Beginning April 30, 2020, Arizona is participating in the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot, see Urgent Bulletin emailed 04/30/2020 regarding Online Purchasing Pilot.
Before implementing new programs or procedures statewide, FAA often initiates a pilot program in a county or Region first. Prior to the beginning of the pilot, staff located in the designated pilot area(s) are instructed on the processing requirements and procedures developed for the pilot.
Currently, FAA is conducting the EBT Online Purchasing Pilot.
The EBT Online Purchasing Pilot was introduced in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (PL-113-79), also known as the Farm Bill. Arizona is one of a few states who have been approved to participate in the EBT Online Purchasing Pilot. This pilot allows NA participants to purchase groceries online and CA participants to use their benefits to purchase products online. The retailers authorized to accept EBT transactions online are Amazon and Walmart. For additional information regarding the Online Purchasing Pilot go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/online-purchasing-pilot.
Walmart customers may have the following options:
Pick up the items ordered at the store
Have the items delivered to a specific address provided by the participant
Not all Walmart stores offer the delivery option, or they may not be able to deliver to a specific address. Participants should contact the store for the options available, including delivery cost options.
NOTE NA benefits cannot be used to pay for delivery fees. CA participants may use their CA EBT Account to pay for fees.