How AFMA Market Match Works
SNAP Authorized Markets and Farm Stands can receive funding to provide customers who use SNAP/EBT benefits with a $1 for $1 match for up to $40, giving them up to $80 to spend on qualifying produce! AFMA Market Match is executed by the Farmers Market/Farm Stand, administered by Alaska Farmers Market Association, and funded by the State’s Designated Legislative Grant Program.
If you are a SNAP authorized market or farm stand with a valid FNS you can Apply to recieve funds to participate in the Market Match program!
How it works
If you are a SNAP/EBT Authorized Market/Farm Stand
- Fill out AFMA’s Market Match Application here
- Become Familiar with the Market Match Reporting Documents and Steps for reimbursement
- Start Matching!
- SNAP customers make a purchase with their Quest card at a designated booth. Upon purchase the market will provide the customer with the amount of scrip they purchased and can match up to $40
- For Example: A customer bought $10 on their Quest card. They receive $10 in market scrip and an additional $10 in market match
- Market staff record the amount purchased with Quest card and the amount matched for each transaction
- Markets Reimburse Vendors(as agreed upon between market and vendor)
- Market reports Matching numbers and invoicing to AFMA on a monthly basis
- AFMA will reimburse Market Dollars Matched on a Monthly Basis
What Does AFMA Provide?
- Program specifications and guidelines
- Market Match Reimbursement
- Stipend for Market/EBT coordinator(your point person for SNAP at the market)
- Stipend for some supplies and promotional materials
- Technical Assistance and program support as needed
If you are SNAP/EBT Recipient:
- Go to a participating market’s information booth and tell them you’d like SNAP Market Match
- Swipe your EBT card for the amount you want to spend
- You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars. Markets match $40 or more per day, check with your local market for their daily match amount.
- Shop for:
- Fresh vegetables
- Fresh fruits
- Fresh herbs
- Seeds and plants that produce food (for example, tomato seeds or tomato plants)
- Packaged Foods like breads, jams, honey
To find out more about market match and SNAP at farmers markets email email@example.com
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