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Comment Request - WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Forms and Regulations

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Summary of Collection

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and was established by Congress in 1992. The FMNP is authorized by Section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 USC 1786(m)), as amended. The FMNP was established to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally grown fruits and vegetables from farmers' markets and roadside stands to WIC participants; to expand the awareness and use of farmers' markets; and to increase sales at such markets. Women, infants (over 4 months old) and children that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits or who are on a waiting list for WIC certification are eligible to participate in the WIC FMNP. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will collect information from each state that receives a grant under the FMNP program in conjunction with the preparation of annual financial and recipient reports.

Need and Use of the Information

The respondents to this information collection are FMNP state and local agencies (including indian tribal organizations, District of Columbia, and territories), participants, local agencies that are for-profit or non-profit businesses, and FMNP authorized outlets (farmers, farmers' markets, and roadside stands). The state and local agencies collect and maintain information related to program operation and administration, while the participants and FMNP authorized outlets provide the eligibility information needed to participate in the program. Some of the information requirements in this collection are mandatory, while others are required to obtain or retain a benefit. FNS uses the information to assess how each FMNP state agency operates; to ensure the accountability of state agencies, local agencies, and farmers/farmers' markets/roadside stands; to make program management decisions; and to report to Congress as needed.

Request for Comments

Comments regarding this information collection received by July 17, 2024 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website​public/​do/​PRAMain.

Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Page updated: June 17, 2024