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
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0004
Informational Memorandum: Participant Requests to Share WIC Records with Private Physicians or other Private Health Care Providers

Informational Memorandum: Participant Requests to Share WIC Records with Private Physicians or other Private Health Care Providers: This memorandum sets forth the applicable requirements in WIC regulations that allow participant information to be shared.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0187
Implementation of WIC and WIC FMNP Waiver Extension Provisions in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act

This policy memorandum provides further guidance on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children 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 #2021-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0189
Informational Memorandum: Use of Manufacturer-Provided Nutrition Information to Determine WIC Food Item Eligibility

This memorandum provides information to assist WIC state agencies in ensuring WIC supplemental foods on the state Approved Product List meet the minimum federal nutrition requirements and specifications.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0164
Extension for Certain Approved COVID-19 Waivers

This memorandum formally extends certain active waivers until 30 days after the end of the nationally-declared public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0101
Extensions for Approved COVID-19 Waivers through September 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides the USDA statutory and regulatory waiver authorities necessary in a public health emergency such as COVID-19 to encourage social distancing and reduce visits to WIC clinics. To date, FNS has approved requests from all WIC state agencies to waive select statutory and regulatory requirements through June 30, 2020.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-5