St. Petersburg, Florida -- Floridians receiving SNAP benefits on EBT cards can once again use their cards to purchase groceries at select Florida retailers.
Monday afternoon, DCF and FIS/e-Funds successfully completed the EBT vendor transition which will save the state $21 million over the next three years.
"We are always looking for ways to increase efficiencies at DCF and save taxpayer dollars," DCF Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo said. "FIS/eFunds will provide our SNAP recipients with exceptional services at a lower cost to the state. They have been an extraordinary partner during this transition effort."
DCF and FIS/eFunds began working on the transition in July and last Tuesday benefits were released early to SNAP recipients to give EBT users the ability to buy groceries in advance of the delay in services.
At midnight on Monday Sept. 16, EBT merchants stopped accepting benefits as the final phase of the transition to the new vendor began. Now, that the transition is complete SNAP recipients can continue to use EBT cards. No action is required on the behalf of recipients.
SNAP customers searching for the closest EBT vendor can visit,www.snapretailerlocator.com.