Resource | Rule
Revisions in the WIC Food Packages Rule To Increase Cash Value Vouchers for Women

This rule increases the amount of cash value vouchers from $8.00 to $10.00 issued to pregnant, postpartum and partially breastfeeding women participants for the purchase of fruits and vegetables as part of the WIC food packages.

Resource | Rule
WIC Vendor Cost Containment; Approval of Information Collection Request

The final rule entitled Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Vendor Cost Containment was published on October 8, 2009. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on November 2, 2009. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2010-3
Transition Participation Reporting

This policy memorandum provides guidance in response to WIC State agency questions concerning reporting participation on the FNS-798 during the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2010.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2010-2
Implementation of PL 111-80 Exclusion of Combat Pay from WIC Income Eligibility Determination

This memorandum provides guidance to WIC State and local agencies regarding military combat pay received by service members during a deployment.

Resource | Rule
WIC Vendor Cost Containment

This final rule incorporates into program regulations new legislative requirements for vendor cost containment that affect the selection, authorization, and reimbursement of retail vendors.

Resource | Rule
WIC Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

This document corrects a typographical error published in an interim final rule concerning maximum monthly allowances of supplemental foods for infants in food (packages I, II, and III) published in the Federal Register on December 6, 2007.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2009-3
State Agency Furloughs and Shutdowns

This policy memorandum provides guidance for WIC State and local agencies in determining income eligibility for State and Federal employees in instances where such employees experience a temporary decrease in earning due to being furloughed or having their pay deferred because of a State budget impasse or the temporary shutdown of the agency were they are employed, without pay.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
WIC Eligibles and Coverage--1994 to 2007; Estimates of the Population of Women, Infants, and Children Eligible for WIC Benefits

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides food,nutrition education, breastfeed ing support, and health care and social service referrals to nutritionally at-risk low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children through age 4. This report offers updated estimates of the population that met these criteria and was eligible for WIC benefits in each of the years 1994 through 2007.

Resource | Rule
WIC Implementation of Nondiscretionary WIC Certification and General Administrative Provisions

This is an affirmation by the Department of a final rule, without change, of an interim rule that amended the regulations for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) by implementing most of the nondiscretionary provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 that address participant certification and general program administration in the WIC Program.

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
Dynamics of WIC Program Participation by Infants and Children, 2001 to 2003

This report provides information on the participation patterns of infants and children who were enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, from Fiscal Years (FY) 2001 through 2003. Information on the dynamics of WIC participation leads to a better understanding of overall trends in the WIC caseload and the factors that affect participation. The study focused on four aspects of WIC participation by infants and children—entry, exit, continuity of participation, and re-entry. These events were examined in relation to the age of the infants and children, the characteristics of their mothers, and other broad socioeconomic factors. In FY 2001 through FY 2003, WIC served an average of 5.7 million infants and children and 1.8 million mothers each month. Average monthly participation has grown to 6.5 million infants and children and 2.2 million mothers in FY 2008. The proportion of total participants who are infants and children has been consistently around 75 percent.