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Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: WIC Bloodwork Requirements

This proposed rule would amend regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to provide that hematological tests for anemia no longer be a mandatory part of each WIC applicant's certification intake process, so long as at least one nutrition risk factor is present for the applicant.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: Implementation of WIC Mandates of PL 103-448, the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994 and PL 103- 227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994

This final rule amends regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to incorporate certain nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, enacted on Nov. 2, 1994, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, enacted on Aug. 31, 1994, the Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990, enacted on Oct. 24, 1990, and the Personal Work Responsibility and Reconciliation Act of 1996, enacted on Aug. 22, 1996.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: WIC Administration Funding Formulas Rule

This rule proposes to revise both the food and the nutrition services and administration funding formulas to improve the effectiveness of WIC funds distribution now that WIC is in a relatively stable funding environment.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: Requirements for and Evaluation of WIC Program Requests for Bids for Infant Formula Rebate Contracts

This proposed rule would require WIC state agencies to award infant formula rebate contracts based on the lowest net price, allowing highest gross rebate as a basis of award only when retail prices of the different brands of infant formula vary, on average, by 5 percent or less.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: WIC/FSP Vendor Disqualification

This proposed rule would amend regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to implement a mandate of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which requires the disqualification of WIC vendors who are disqualified from the Food Stamp Program.

Resource | Notices

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (1998-1999)

The Department announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by state agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the WIC program. These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC regulations.

Resource | Notices

WIC - Food Funding Formula Rule

This final rule amends regulations governing funding and funds allocation procedures for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in order to simplify and update the funding process in anticipation of a fully funded program.

Resource | Notices

Accommodation of Cultural Food Preferences in the WIC Program

Recently, cultural food preferences among participants in the WIC program have received considerable attention. There has been concern expressed that some WIC participants may not take full advantage of program benefits (e.g., the food packages and nutrition education) for cultural reasons. In this Notice, the Department is soliciting public comments regarding the issues surrounding the accommodation of cultural food preferences in the WIC program.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: WIC Food Funding Formula Rule

This rule proposes revisions to funding and funds allocation procedures for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in order to simplify and update the funding process in anticipation of a fully funded program.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule - Coordination Rule: Mandates of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989

This final rule amends regulations governing the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children to comply with the mandates of sections 123 and 213 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989 enacted on Nov. 10, 1989.