Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0088
Transition from The Integrity Profile to the Food Delivery Portal

In FY 2022, FNS is planning to replace The Integrity Profile with the new Food Delivery Portal as the system WIC state agencies use to report vendor management activities. This memorandum provides WIC state agencies information necessary to assess the resource levels needed to successfully transition to reporting required data in FDP and seeks state agency feedback on any anticipated funding needs.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2021-9
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0080
WIC Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Inflation Adjustment for 2021

This policy memorandum transmits the Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) inflation adjustment for 2021 for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The adjustment was published in the Federal Register as part of the Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021 Final Rule published on May 10, 2021, at 86 FR 24699. 

WIC Policy Memorandum #2021-8
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0073
FD-40: Inventory Draw Down in USDA Foods Processing (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification on the value pass through methods available under 7 CFR 250.36 and on the timing of processor inventory reductions (also referred to as draw down) of USDA Foods under each system.

FD-40: Processing
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0131
USDA Foods Program Disaster Manual

This manual contains important information for persons in FNS headquarters, FNS regional offices, and distributing agencies, which include state distributing agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations that are charged with the responsibility of providing USDA Foods to disaster relief organizations in the event of a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0070
Income Exclusions Under ARPA

The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, significantly expands the child tax credit for 2021 and will be issued to families in monthly payments, beginning in July. These credits do not count as income for purposes of determining eligibility for WIC. For more detailed information on the Child Tax Credit, please go to childtaxcredit.gov.

WIC Policy Memorandum: #2021-7
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0036
Data Requests from Infant Formula Manufacturers

The purpose of this memorandum is to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the federal regulatory requirements related to the disclosure of confidential WIC vendor and participant information.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2021-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0029
State Agency Option to Temporarily Increase the Cash-Value Voucher/Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases

This memorandum sets forth the applicable statutory requirements to temporarily increase, at WIC state agency option, the cash-value voucher/benefit for fruit and vegetable purchases during the COVID-19 public health emergency

WIC Policy Memorandum #2021-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0023
WIC and WIC FMNP - American Rescue Plan Act - Program Modernization

This Informational memorandum signals USDA FNS’ intent to set forth efforts in support of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Act provides $390 million for FY 2021, to remain available through FY 2024, to carry out outreach, innovation, and program modernization efforts, including appropriate waivers and flexibility, to increase participation and redemption of benefits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0025
WIC 2021-2022 Income Eligibility Guidelines

This memo is inform FNS regional offices and state agencies of the release of the 2021-2022 WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines. The 2021-2022 Income Eligibility Guidelines are used by state agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in WIC. 

WIC Policy Memorandum: #2021-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0026
Implementation of WIC FMNP Waiver Provisions in the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021

This policy memorandum provides further guidance on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program programmatic waivers as authorized under the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

WIC Policy Memo #2021-4