The Obama administration is offering up to $3.3 million in taxpayer-funded grants to increase the use of food stamps at farmers markets.
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Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon says the availability of the competitive grants — ranging from $15,000 – $250,000 — to promote Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamp services and use at farmers markets.

“We have seen an unprecedented growth in the number of farmers markets accepting SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards in the past six years,” Concannon said in a statement.