Resource | 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 | 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 | Notice
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 | 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 | Notice
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.

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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 | 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.

Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2000 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.