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South Carolina Department of Social Services

V. Susan Alford, State Director  

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  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, serves as the foundation of America's national nutrition safety net, working to end hunger and improve the health of low-income people by helping families buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
  • Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) - EBT is the method South Carolina uses to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
  • South Carolina Combined Application Program (SCCAP) - SCCAP is a program that DSS provides in conjunction with Social Security Administration. Under SCCAP, if you are eligible for SSI, you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits without applying at the DSS office.
  • Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) - ESAP is designed to simplify the SNAP benefit application process for elderly households.
  • SNAP2Work - Information for providers seeking to partner with DSS in providing employment and training services to SNAP recipients.
  • SNAP ED - Activities and trainings that help you stretch your food purchasing dollars in a healthy way.
  • SNAP Outreach - provides information about SNAP benefits to the public so low-income individuals can make informed decisions about this resource for food purchases.
  • After School Snack Program - The After School Snack Program provides reimbursement to after school care organizations to ensure that each child participating in their program receives a healthy, nutritious snack.
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) - The CSFP program works to improve the health of participants by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods.
  • Emergency Shelters Food Program - The Emergency Shelter Program (ESP) provides reimbursement to emergency and homeless shelters to ensure that each child participating in their program receives healthy, nutritious meals.
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program - TEFAP helps to supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.
  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program - The SFMNP provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors.
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program - The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded program that gives meal reimbursements to child care centers and adult day care centers for serving nutritious meals.


  • To Report Child or Adult Abuse and Neglect call your local county office:
  • For information on SNAP benefits, contact DSS CONNECT at 1-800-616-1309 or any local DSS office during normal business hours.
  • To report Vendor/Retailer/DSS Employee Fraud
  • Report State Agency Fraud (Office of the Inspector General)