FAA Pilot Programs Definition
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.
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. This pilot allows NA participants to purchase groceries online and CA participants to use their benefits to purchase products online. For additional information regarding the Online Purchasing Pilot go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/online-purchasing-pilot.
The following retailers have been approved to accept EBT benefits for online purchases:
ALDI Grocery Stores at https://www.instacart.com/aldi
AJ’s Fine Foods at https://www.ajsfinefoods.com/
Sprouts Farmers Market at https://www.sprouts.com
Based on availability, certain grocery store 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
Use the Scan and Go App (Sam’s Club)
Not all grocery 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.