Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Food Delivery Systems

This final rule strengthens vendor management in retail food delivery systems by establishing mandatory selection criteria, training requirements, criteria to be used to identify high-risk vendors, and monitoring requirements, including compliance investigations. In addition, the rule strengthens food instrument accountability and sanctions for participants who violate program requirements.

Resource | Legislation
The Food Stamp Act of 1977 (As Amended Through PL 106–580, Dec. 29, 2000)

To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative Federal-State program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SFSP Implementation of Legislative Reforms

Program changes made by this rule  include easing restrictions on participation by private nonprofit organizations and food service management companies, streamlining rules for schools to encourage Program sponsorship, and reducing paperwork burdens for State agencies.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
Summer Food Service Program; 2001 Reimbursement Rates

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). These adjustments reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute governing the Program. In addition, further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii, as authorized by the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Resource | Notices
Food Stamp Program: Research Grants to Improve Food Stamp Program Access

The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, announces a program of competitively awarded grants and cooperative agreements for research that will improve the administrative effectiveness of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) in delivering nutrition related benefits.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Clarification of PL 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

This final rule amends the regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to clarify one of the provisions required by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, enacted on August 22, 1996. 

Resource | Notices
TEFAP: Availability of Commodities for Fiscal Year 2001

This notice announces the surplus and purchased commodities that the Department expects to make available for donation to States for use in providing food assistance to the needy under the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2001.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Nondiscretionary Funding Modifications of PL 106-224

This final rule amends the WIC Program regulations to incorporate two nondiscretionary funding provisions mandated by the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000.

Resource | Policy Memos
School Meal Applications and Direct Certification During the Operation of Provision 2 and Provision 3

We have received several inquiries regarding the collection of eligibility information during a Provision 2 or Provision 3 cycle.

Resource | Direct Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Certification Integrity

The interim rule and this final rule implement three legislative requirements that affect the application and certification process for the WIC Program.