Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Training and Presentations

The FNS State Systems team has produced a series of training presentations designed to help state agencies understand and comply with the FNS approval process. These eight on-line presentations correspond to FNS Handbook 901, with information on the key documents or phases in the process.

Resource | Forms
User Access Request Form

Form FNS-674 is used to request access to the USDA Food Program Reporting System (FPRS).  

FNS-674
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WIC EBT Post-Implementation Review Guide

This check list provides a list of questions and items to be validated during the review.

Resource | Technical Assistance
WIC MIS Integrity Review Tool

The WIC Post-Implementation Review Tool consists of two parts: the review tool itself and a Functional Area Spreadsheet.  You may download the tool here.

Resource | Technical Assistance
WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide and Operating Rules

The Operating Rules (OR) and Technical Implementation Guide (TIG) are technical resources for use by all State agencies, authorized WIC vendors and EBT industry stakeholders to apply in their EBT implementation projects for consistency in WIC EBT online purchase messages and file handling processes utilized by both smart card/offline and magstrip/online WIC EBT systems. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National WIC Breastfeeding Week 2018 Proclamation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue proclaimed Aug. 1-7, 2018 as National WIC Breastfeeding Week. Each year, National WIC Breastfeeding Week is held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of August to promote and support breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for a baby’s first year of life. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0012
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2018-2019)

This policy memorandum transmits the new Income Eligibility Guidelines for WIC that were published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2018.

2018-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0011
Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2018-19

In Section 776 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Congress provides that only school food authorities  that had a negative balance in the nonprofit school food service account as of January 31, 2018, shall be required to establish prices for paid lunches according to the Paid Lunch Equity provisions in Section 12(p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1760(p) and implemented in National School Lunch Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14(e).

SP12-2018
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Links to State Agency WIC-Approved Food Lists
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0007
Food Package Policy and Guidance

This document provides guidance related to implementing certain provisions of WIC food package regulations. FNS regional offices and WIC state and local agencies should refer to the complete provisions and requirements for WIC foods at 7 CFR 246.10 and in WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-31