Resource | Notices
FNS Information Collection Needs due to COVID-19

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is an Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.

Resource | Notices
Correction: WIC 2020/2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines

The Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service published a document in the Federal Register of May 26, 2020 concerning income eligibility guidelines for WIC. The document contains a mislabeled column in one of the tables.

Resource | Notices
Reopening of Comment Period: WIC National Universal Product Code Database Next Steps

The FNS WIC Program  is issuing this Request for Information to obtain input from WIC State agencies, authorized vendors, food manufacturers, technology partners, and other interested stakeholders regarding the direction of the National Universal Product Code (NUPC) database. 

Resource | Comment Request
Information Collection: WIC Program Regulations-Reporting and Record-Keeping Burden

This collection is a revision of a currently approved information collection in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for the reporting and record-keeping burdens associated with the WIC program regulations.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Breastfeeding Award of Excellence

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for awarding local agencies for excellence in WIC breastfeeding services and support. Section 231 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, PL 111-296, requires that USDA establish a program to recognize WIC local agencies and clinics that demonstrate exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities.

Resource | Notices
Request for Information: WIC National Universal Product Code Database Next Steps

WIC is issuing this Request for Information to obtain input from WIC state agencies, authorized vendors, food manufacturers, technology partners, and other interested stakeholders regarding the direction of the National Universal Product Code (NUPC) database. 

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: TEFAP Implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

Through this rulemaking,  FNS is codifying new statutory requirements included in the 2018 Farm Bill. First, the 2018 Farm Bill requires The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) state plans, at the option of the state agency, to describe a plan of operation for projects to harvest, process, package, or transport donated commodities for use by TEFAP emergency feeding organizations (EFOs), also known as Farm to Food Bank Projects. Second, the Department is requiring TEFAP State agencies to amend their State Plans to describe a plan that provides EFOs or eligible recipient agencies (ERAs) within the State an opportunity to provide input on their commodity preferences and needs. Last, the Department is establishing the requirements for the projects to harvest, process, package, or transport donated commodities as authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Reasons for Underredemption of the WIC Cash-Value Benefit

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection for Reasons for Underredemption of the WIC Cash-Value Benefit.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - SFMNP Information Collection

This information collection is requesting a revision to the previously approved burden hours due to program adjustments that primarily reflect expected changes in the number of SFMNP State agencies, individual/households (program recipients), and the number of farmers, farmers' markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs, from year to year.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Food Programs Reporting System

The FNS is consolidating certain programmatic and financial data reporting requirements that are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget, under the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS), an electronic reporting system. The purpose is to give States and ITO agencies one portal for the various reporting required for the programs that the States and ITOs operate. The data collected is used for a variety of purposes; mainly program evaluation, planning, audits, funding, research, regulatory compliance and general statistics.