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 | Policy Memos | 2014-7
Criteria for Waiving the WIC Vendor Preauthorization Visit

This policy memorandum implements the vendor preauthorization provision of P.L. 113-76, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014, which was enacted January 17, 2014.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2015-1
Sale of Safeway to AB Acquisition

This policy memorandum provides guidance to State agencies on authorization of vendors impacted by the sale of Safeway, Inc. (Safeway) to AB Acquisition, LLC (Albertsons).

Resource | Technical Assistance
Guidance
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Vendor Peer Group Study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of State Agencies current peer group systems, and to provide guidance to State Agencies on how to evaluate and update their systems. Specifically, it uses empirical analysis to identify one or more effective models for establishing vendor peer groups that could apply to most State Agencies.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2015-6
Promising Practices in WIC Food Cost Containment
Resource | Rule
Final Rule: WIC Food Delivery Systems

This final rule strengthens vendor management in retail food delivery systems by establishing mandatory selection criteria, training requirements, criteria to be used to identify high-risk vendors, and monitoring requirements, including compliance investigations. In addition, the rule strengthens food instrument accountability and sanctions for participants who violate program requirements.

Resource | Rule
WIC Food Delivery Systems; Delay of Implementation Date

This final rule delays from February 27, 2002 until October 1, 2002 the implementation date of the final rule entitled Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Food Delivery Systems, which was published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2000, 65 FR 83248, and became effective on April 28, 2001.

Resource | Rule
WIC Vendor Cost Containment

This interim rule amends the regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to strengthen vendor cost containment.