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Tribal Nation COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities (SWRO)

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USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. We have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

 

Acoma, Canoncito & Laguna (ACL)
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/25/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/26/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
6/19/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Approved
6/22/2020 WIC Certification Extension Approved
7/14/2020 WIC Non Retail Two Months Issuance Approved
Revised 9/30/2020

 

Cherokee Nation
Date Program Request Status
4/1/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/15/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
Extended through June 30
4/15/2020 WIC Four Month Issuance Waiver Approved
4/21/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/14/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Extension Approval
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
6/17/2020 WIC Food Package Medical Documentation Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Local Agency Monitoring Waiver Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Requirements Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Onsite Approved

 

Chickasaw Nation
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/23/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
4/8/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Denied
4/17/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
4/17/2020 WIC Rollover Benefits Denied
4/17/2020 WIC Spend Forward Authority Denied
5/28/2020 WIC FMNP Training Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
6/15/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved
3/18/2021 WIC FMNP Training Approved
3/18/2021 WIC FMNP Monitoring Approved

 

Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/30/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved

 

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Waiver Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/30/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved

 

Eight Northern
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Temporary Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Temporary Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
8/26/2020 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved

 

Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/27/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
6/3/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
9/30/2020 WIC FMNP Training Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Local Agency Monitoring Waiver Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Waiver Approved
9/30/2020 WIC FMNP Monitoring Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Onsite Approved
8/27/2021 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved
8/312021 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigation Annual Approved
9/9/2021 WIC Vendor Agreement Extension Approved

 

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/23/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/25/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver (milk, whole wheat/whole grain bread) Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/6/2020 WIC Local Agency Monitoring Waiver Approved
Approval Revision
4/7/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver (eggs) Approved
4/17/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
6/15/2020 WIC Vendor Preauthorization Approved
8/28/2020 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved
8/28/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved
9/24/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Onsite Approved
9/28/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved
8/16/2021 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved

 

Inter-Tribal Council of Oklahoma
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Muscogee Creek Nation
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
5/21/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/29/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved

 

Navajo Nation
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
4/17/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Onsite Preauthorization Visit Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved
9/30/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Onsite Approved
11/24/2020 WIC Local Agency Monitoring Approved
8/16/2021 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved
9/1/2021 WIC Vendor Agreement Extension Approved
9/13/2021 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved

 

Osage Nation
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/3/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Waiver Approved
4/6/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/8/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Temporary Approved
4/21/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/29/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved

 

Otoe-Missouria Tribe
Date Program Request Status
4/1/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/30/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved

 

Pueblo of Acoma
Date Program Request Status
5/8/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved

 

Pueblo of Isleta
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/15/2020 WIC Four Month Issuance Waiver Approved
4/22/2020 WIC Physical Presence Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/30/2020 WIC Local Agency Monitoring Approved

 

Pueblo of San Felipe
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/4/2020 WIC Direct Distribution Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Pueblo of Zuni
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/2/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver
(fluid milk, whole wheat/whole grain bread, eggs, legumes)
Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
8/27/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
8/28/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved
9/10/2020 USDA Foods Entitlement Waiver for SY 2020-2021 Approved
9/24/2020 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved
9/24/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Onsite Approved
9/29/2020 WIC Vendor Onsite Preauthorization Visit Approved
9/13/2021 WIC Vendor Agreement Extension Approved
9/21/2021 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved

 

Santo Domingo
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/13/2020 WIC Direct Distribution Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

WCD Enterprises
Date Program Request Status
3/30/2020 WIC Minimum Stock Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/7/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/29/2020 WIC Transaction without Presence of Cashier Approved
01/21/2022