Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0059
Separation of Duties

It is critical for WIC state agencies to recognize that in order to maintain the integrity of the WIC Program, adequate safeguards must be in place to prevent fraud and abuse.  Therefore, WPM 2016-5, Separation of Duties, provides additional clarification on this issue.

2016-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0055
Verification of Certification

This memorandum provides guidance for all state agencies administering the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) related to the issuance, acceptance, and confirmation of Verification of Certification when a WIC participant moves from one service delivery area to another, particularly in the case of participants that move from one state to another.

WIC 2016-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0096
Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures: Revised

This memorandum consolidates and clarifies select disaster/emergency policies and procedures applicable to the CSFP, the FDPIR, and TEFAP.

FD-093
Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Generic Clearance to Conduct Formative Research for Development of Nutrition Education and Promotion Materials and Related Tools for FNS Population Groups

This information collection will conduct research in support of FNS' goal of delivering science-based nutrition education to targeted audiences. From development through testing of materials and tools with the target audience, FNS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative research including focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and Web-based collection tools.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Program Regulations

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection to add the submittal of Authorized Product Lists in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) into the collection.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Implementation of Electronic Benefit Transfer-Related Provisions

This final rule considers public comments submitted in response to the proposed rule published Feb. 28, 2013 and implements the provisions set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 related to electronic benefit transfer (EBT) for the WIC Program.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Participant and Program Characteristics Study

The data in the proposed data collection is used to estimate budgets, submit civil rights reporting, identify needs for research, and review current and proposed WIC policies and procedures. FNS uses this data to produce the WIC PC reports which provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date statistics on WIC.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Participant and Program Characteristics Study

This information includes, at a minimum, income and nutritional risk characteristics of participants, information on breastfeeding incidence and duration, and participation in the program by category (pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children) within each priority level (as established in 7 CFR 246.7 (e)(4)) and by migrant farmworker households. The study affirms USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services' fourth strategic goal for 2014-2018: to ensure all of America's children have access to safe, nutritious, and balanced meals.

Resource | Notices
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2016-2017)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC).

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Loving Support 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.