Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
FNS Handbook 901 - Advance Planning Documents

The primary objective of this Handbook is to help state agencies navigate FNS requirements to secure approval, and get the requested funding, for modern eligibility systems and EBT benefit delivery services.

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 | 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
Functional Requirements Documents (FReD) for a Model WIC System

Information Systems (IS) in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program) support a number of program operations and management functions, such as certifying applicants, monitoring food vendors, tracking participation and expenditures and managing appointments.  The Functional Requirements Document for a Model WIC System (FRED) provides a comprehensive description of functions that can be automated to support the WIC Program.

Resource | Policy Memos
WIC Program Advanced Planning Document (APD) Policy Changes

The purpose of the memorandum is to set forth policy in the APD process for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program). These policy changes and/or clarifications should lessen the burden of the current WIC APD process, and are effective immediately.

Resource | Policy Memos
WIC EBT Approaches Funding

This memorandum presents FNS' position on Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system development approaches and funding support.

Resource | Presentations
Kentucky WIC EBT Mid-Pilot Review

Presentation: Kentucky WIC EBT Mid-Pilot Review

Resource | Technical Assistance
Letter to State Exchange Grantees, Medicaid and CHIP Directors, and Health and Human Services Directors

On August 10, 2011, we announced a time-limited, specific exception to the cost allocation requirements set forth in OMB Circular A-87 (Section C.3) that requires benefiting programs to pay their share of the costs associated with building State-based information technology systems. This letter provides additional guidance on how States may take advantage of this exception to leverage these investments to serve multiple programs and needs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WIC MIS Review Tool Functional Area Spreadsheet

Excel Spreadsheet - WIC MIS Review Tool Functional Area

Resource | Presentations
WIC Operating Rules and Technical Implementation

Presentation during the FNS EBT 2009 meeting.