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. Beginning 04/30/2020, 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. 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 www.instacart.com/aldi
Amazon at www.amazon.com
Walmart at www.walmart.com
Local 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
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.