USDA EBT Card Industry Forum
The purpose of this industry forum is to provide an environment for the groups associated with the USDA’s issuance, processing and redemption of SNAP benefits to discuss issues related to the upgrading of the SNAP EBT card to a chip card, as well as the associated updates around mobile NFC payments and SNAP Electronic Healthy Food Incentive Program (eHIP). These groups include the USDA, State Agencies, Retailers, Card Processors, and others. The group is to work through issues related to upgrading the SNAP EBT card and make recommendations to the X9A11 work group which is responsible for the ASC X9.58 standard that controls the SNAP card. The group will provide an open forum to discuss and reach consensus on these issues. Industry Forum can not generate X9 standards.