Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0008
Caseload Management

This policy memorandum addresses the basic tools of WIC caseload management. It consolidates key provisions of previously issued FCS policy on all components of caseload management -- from food cost savings strategies and food package design, to certification strategies -- into a comprehensive scheme. 

WIC 1997-7
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0001
WIC Program – Immigration Participation in the WIC Program

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, restricts participation in most food assistance· programs based on citizenship and alien status. WIC is specifically exempted from these restrictions, however, states have the option to limit participation to citizens and qualified aliens. 

WIC 1997-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0002
WIC Infant Formula Rebate Reviews

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide guidance concerning a state's responsibility to properly conduct rebate billing and collection activities and provisions which should be included in a state agency's RFPs or IFBs and contracts for infant formula rebates to avoid rebate billing discrepancies.

WIC 1996-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1995-0012
Non-Birth Mothers Certified as Breastfeeding Women

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify that women who breastfeed infants that they did not give birth to ("nonbirth mothers"), may be certified to participate in the WIC program as breastfeeding women at state option.

WIC 1996-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1995-0011
WIC Allowable Costs and Additional Issues with a Dietetic Supervised Practice Program or Other Out-of-Service Training Program

The attached policy memorandum clarifies the requirements WIC agencies must meet to spend federal WIC grant funds on a dietetic supervised practice program or other out-of-service training program for WIC staff and eligible in-kind staff. WIC agencies that incurred WIC-allowable training costs.

WIC 1995-22
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1995-0008
Coordination Initiative: WIC and Medicaid Programs that Utilize Managed Care Providers

PL 103-448 requires coordination between the WIC program and state Medicaid programs that use coordinated or managed care providers under contract or under waiver authority as permitted under the Social Security Act. 

WIC 1995-20
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1995-0007
Allowable Costs for Immunization

This memorandum provides policy clarification about WIC allowable costs for activities related to immunization promotion in the WIC program.

WIC 1995-16
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1995-0006
Infant Formula Rebate Contracts Provisions Restricting Competition

In compliance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Department will not approve future IFBs or contracts that include provisions that erroneously restrict competition for WIC infant formula rebates.

WIC 1995-14
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1995-0004
Sharing WIC Data and Information with State/Local Immunization Programs

This policy memorandum is simply a clarification of general WIC program confidentiality principals delineated in  the Program Regulations and FCS Instruction 800-1 with special emphasis on provisions which affect immunization promotion activities.

WIC 1995-10
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1995-0003
WIC Applicability of the Departmental Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment Regulations to WIC Program Vendors

We have concluded that neither the authorization of vendors to accept WIC food instruments, nor the exchange of a WIC food instrument between a certified WIC participant and an approved WIC vendor represents a "covered transaction." Therefore, WIC vendors are not subject to the certification requirement.

WIC 1995-8