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Comment Request - WIC Program Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden

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FNS collects information from state and local agencies, applicants, and retail vendors to determine eligibility in the WIC program. This ongoing information collection is mandatory for state agencies and required to obtain or retain benefits for the WIC participants.

This information includes participant certification information ( e.g., income and nutrition risk); nutrition education documentation; local agency and vendor application and agreement information; vendor sales and shelf price data; data related to vendor monitoring and training; financial and food delivery system records, and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) delivery, alternate operating procedures in the event of an emergency period or supply-chain disruption, and remedies for infant formula cost containment contracts related to the changes in the rule.

State plans are the principal source of information about how each state agency operates its WIC program. The information is needed for the general operation of the program, including regulatory compliance, and for ongoing program integrity and cost-saving efforts.

The information is also used by FNS to manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions and report on WIC program operations. If the information were not collected, the efficiency and effectiveness of the program would be jeopardized, improper use of federal funds would increase, and FNS' ability to detect violations would diminish greatly.


Comments regarding this information collection received by June 12, 2024 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website​public/​do/​PRAMain.

Page updated: May 13, 2024