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 | Waivers
WIC - Vendor Preauthorization Visits

FNS is removing the requirement for onsite preauthorization visits and allowing these visits to be done onsite after the public health emergency and applicable state and local social distancing orders are lifted.

Resource | Waivers
Vendor Annual Routine Monitoring Waiver

FNS is waiving minimum requirement  for routine vendor monitoring requirements.

Resource | Waivers
WIC- Vendor Agreement Extension

FNS is allowing state agencies to postpone some vendor reauthorization actions by extending expiring vendor agreements by one year.

Resource | Waivers
WIC - Compliance Investigation

FNS is allowing WIC agencies to waive conducting compliance investigations of a minimum of five percent of the number of vendors authorized. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0104
FY 2021 State Management Evaluation Target Areas

FNS is targeting the areas of program operation listed, for state SNAP Agency Management Evaluations for the upcoming fiscal year. State SNAP agencies are required to conduct MEs for the target areas in the upcoming fiscal year.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0007
Revised Guidance for Use of Vendor/Private Staff in Call Centers: 2020 Update

Building on best practices to date and consistent with USDA’s efforts to improve customer service and increase state flexibility within the bounds of the law, while continuing to encourage states as laboratories of innovation, FNS is once again expanding allowable activities for states seeking to use vendor/private staff in call centers

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods

This rule revises and clarifies requirements for the processing of donated foods in order to: Incorporate successful processing options tested in demonstration projects into the regulations, ensure accountability for donated foods provided for processing, increase program efficiency and integrity, and support vendor and state operability.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Integrity Profile (TIP) Forms (FNS-698, FNS-699, and FNS-700)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the TIP Data Collection, which will provide FNS and WIC state agencies with an annual data set that can be used to assess state agencies' compliance with WIC vendor management requirements and estimate state agencies' progress in eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Evaluation of the Direct Certification With Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price (DCM-F/RP) Meals Demonstrations

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for the Evaluation of the Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Demonstrations.