Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0187
Implementation of WIC and WIC FMNP Waiver Extension Provisions in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act

This policy memorandum provides further guidance on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children programmatic waivers as authorized under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (PL 116-159), in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

WIC Policy Memo #2021-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0059
FMNP Waiver Authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program state agencies, including participating Indian Tribal Organizations and U.S. Territories, the opportunity to request a waiver of WIC regulatory requirements.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0056
WIC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a state residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.

Resource | Fact Sheets
FNS-101: Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, generally known as WIC. FMNP provides women, infants, and children certified to receive WIC benefits with coupons that can be utilized for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0050
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for FMNP State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) materials.  This policy memorandum supersedes, Civil Rights Memorandum, USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update, dated May 24, 2013, and the last issued FMNP Policy Memorandum 2010-1 dated April 15, 2010. This memo also includes the Spanish version of the NDS recently released.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0051
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition against discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not. 

FNS Instruction 113-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2000-0019
Questions from the National Association of Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) State Plan Session

This final policy memorandum provides clarification on several questions raised during the State Plan Guidance sessions at the NAFMNP meeting in October 2000.

FMNP 2001-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0019
Use of Welch's Grant Funds for the FMNP

This policy memorandum provides clarification concerning the use of Welch's grant funds to support activities in the WIC FMNP.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0013
Assessment of Penalties for Failure to Meet the State Match and Exceeding the Administrative Cap Under the FMNP

The purpose of this memo is to clarify policy for assessment of penalties for not meeting the match requirements and to change policy for assessment penalties for exceeding the 17/19 percent FMNP administrative cap.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0006
WIC FMNP Recipient/Farmers Survey and FMNP Recipient Report

This is to provide you with clarification regarding the recipient/farmer surveys and the FNS-203, FMNP Recipient Report.

FMNP 96-2