Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2012

This report is a census of women, infants, and children who were participating in the WIC program in April, 2012. The report includes information on participant income and nutrition risk characteristics, and estimates breastfeeding initiation rates for WIC infants.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2014-1
Changes to Abbott Infant Formula Product Line

The purpose of this memorandum is to remind state agencies that administer the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) of the federal WIC statutory and regulatory requirements for the authorization, issuance and rebate of infant formula in the WIC food packages.

Resource | Research
2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

This study is part of a larger FNS effort to ensure WIC program integrity and to comply with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) (Public Law 107-300), which requires FNS to estimate improper payments (IP) in its programs.

Resource | Presentations
Kentucky WIC EBT Mid-Pilot Review

Presentation: Kentucky WIC EBT Mid-Pilot Review

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Food Package Cost Report, FY 2010

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) distributes Federal grants to State agencies for providing supplemental foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, and health care and social service referrals to nutritionally at-risk, low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and nonbreastfeeding postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. The Federal costs of WIC in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 totaled $6.7 billion, $4.6 billion of which were food costs. Food costs averaged $41.44 per month per participant. This report estimates the average monthly food costs for each of 5 WIC participant subgroups and estimates total dollars spent on 17 major categories of WIC-eligible foods in FY 2010. The participant and food level costs in this report are USDA’s first estimates since implementation of the 2009 WIC food package changes.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2013-4
OIG Hotline Information on WIC Food Instruments

As part of our continued efforts to further enhance integrity in the WIC Program and pursuant to the Senate Explanatory Statement regarding the Consolidated Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 P.L. 113-6, we are encouraging all WIC State agencies to add the Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General hotline website to all WIC food instruments (WIC checks, vouchers, and electronic benefit transfer cards) or their accompanying folders or sleeves.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2013-3
Income Eligibility Guidance

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide clarification regarding the income eligibility determination and documentation requirements necessary for participation in WIC.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Summary of Changes to the WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide September 2012 Version

Summary of Changes to the WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide September 2012 Version

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: WIC Implementation of the EBT-Related Provisions of PL 111-296

This proposed rule would revise regulations governing the WIC Program, incorporating the provisions set forth in the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) related to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) for the WIC Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2013-1
Offsetting Federal Claims against WIC State Agencies

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify that the presence of State appropriated funding in the operation of the WIC Program does affect the manner in which Federal claims against WIC state agencies may be satisfied.