Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) development has been a key long-term goal of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and of the WIC Program. The challenge is finding technological solutions that are both affordable and can meet the functional needs of a relatively complex nutrition program. As a cornerstone of our initiative to pursue an EBT solution, FNS developed the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) System Development, Implementation, and Expansion - 5-Year Plan. This action plan describes the tasks that FNS will undertake between fiscal years 2004 and 2008 to achieve its goals for EBT. This plan will evolve over time as milestones are met and lessons are learned.
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