Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a Iowa EBT Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in Iowa. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Iowa SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the Iowa Department of Human Services for assistance.
Iowa Food Stamp Eligibility
The Food Assistance Program provides Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards that can be used to buy groceries at supermarkets, grocery stores and some Farmers Markets. You may qualify for Food Assistance if you:
Before you apply, please review "Before applying for Food Assistance" document. This document gives a brief overview of what they need to process your application, why certain questions are asked, citizenship/immigration information, questions that must be answered for Food Assistance and your rights and responsibilities. Food Assistance applicants have the option to only answer the questions included on Required Questions document as they are required as a condition of eligibility. If you have questions about applying for Food Assistance, please contact your local DHS office.
To apply for the following assistance programs click here to go to the online DHS Financial Support application or click here to download the DHS Financial Support Application (or download the Solicitud de Ayuda Financiera). For help with completing your online application, please contact your local DHS Office.
Questions That Are Required to be Answered for Food Assistance
In order for your Food Assistance application to be considered, the following information must be provided for each person in your household applying for Food Assistance before benefits may be approved:
The following questions must be answered for each person in the household:
The following questions must be answered for the household if you are requesting a deduction: