Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0164
Extension for Certain Approved COVID-19 Waivers

This memorandum formally extends certain active waivers until 30 days after the end of the nationally-declared public health emergency under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d).

WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0101
Extensions for Approved COVID-19 Waivers through September 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides the USDA statutory and regulatory waiver authorities necessary in a public health emergency such as COVID-19 to encourage social distancing and reduce visits to WIC clinics. To date, FNS has approved requests from all WIC state agencies to waive select statutory and regulatory requirements through June 30, 2020.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0068
Treatment of Funds Received Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

This policy memorandum contains guidance to WIC state agencies regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (P.L. 116-136) that provides rebates to many low- and middle-income households, as well as additional unemployment benefits. FNS has received a number of questions regarding how WIC state agencies should consider payments to individuals authorized under the Act when conducting a WIC income determination.

WIC Policy Memo #2020-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0066
WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-2: Extensions for USDA FNS-Approved COVID-19 Waivers through June 30, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides USDA statutory and regulatory waiver authorities necessary in a public health emergency such as COVID-19 to encourage social distancing and reduce visits to WIC clinics. To date, FNS has approved requests from all WIC state agencies to waive select statutory and regulatory requirements through May 31, 2020. USDA FNS is extending waiver approvals through June 30, 2020 for all WIC state agencies that choose to continue operations under their approved waivers.

WIC Policy Memo #2020-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0026
Q&As related to COVID-19: WIC and the Food Distribution Programs

With the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to assist with the novel   coronaviruspublic health emergency,  WIC received an increase in funding for the program as well as increased ability to provide states with the flexibilities they need to support mothers, infants and children that rely on WIC.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0097
WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-1: Donation of Unused, Returned Infant Formula

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service recommends WIC clinics dispose of unused, returned WIC infant formula in accordance with state and local health and safety laws. FNS does not recommend donating unused, returned WIC infant formula to entities such as food banks or food pantries.

2020-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0082
WIC Infant Formula Rebate Solicitations – Bidding on Single Milk- and Soy-Based Infant Formula

The purpose of this memorandum is to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the federal regulatory scheme related to bidding on single milk- and soy-based infant formula rebate contracts.

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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0044
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines 2019-2020

This policy memorandum transmits the 2019-2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that were published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2019, at 84 FR 17775.

2019-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0035
WPM #2019-3: EBT CVB at WIC-Authorized Farmers and Farmers’ Markets

This memo transmits the requirements for a state agency seeking to implement EBT/CVB at WIC-authorized Farmers and Farmers' Markets

2019-3