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Proposed Rule: WIC Food Delivery Systems

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This proposed rule would amend the regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It would strengthen the requirements for operation of vendor management systems by establishing mandatory selection criteria; limitation of vendors; training requirements; criteria to be used to identify high- risk vendors; and monitoring requirements, including compliance buys.

In addition, the rule would strengthen food instrument accountability and sanctions for participants who violate program regulations. It would also streamline the vendor appeals process. The rule is intended to ensure greater program accountability and efficiency in food delivery and related areas, and to promote a decrease in vendor violation of program requirements and loss of program funds.

Page updated: September 14, 2023