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North Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

Program Description

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) promotes the general welfare and safeguards the health and well-being of low income North Dakotans. SNAP benefits are provided to supplement an individual or a family's food budget. The amount of benefits a household receives is based on its size and income. SNAP recipients are given a plastic debit card (Dakota EBT card). The store cashier runs the debit card through a point-of-sale device to subtract the recipient's purchase amount from their allotted benefits. North Dakota SNAP operates under the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of North Dakota and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,251 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $15,301
2 $20,709
3 $26,117
4 $31,525
5 $36,933
6 $42,341
7 $47,749
8 $53,157

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply online, go to:

To apply in person, bring a printed and completed application to your local administering agency (blank applications will be available at your local administering agency). To find your local agency go to:

Print an application here:

Program Contact Information

For additional program information related to the North Dakota SNAP, including brochures, applications and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our site at:
Email questions to: [email protected]
For more information call:
701-328-2328 or 1-800-755-2716 (North Dakota only)

Send questions via U.S. Mail to:
Economic Assistance Policy Division
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250