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Vendor Management and Food Delivery Handbook

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The WIC Vendor Management and Food Delivery Handbook is intended to serve as a resource manual for state and federal WIC staff, but does not replace or supersede federal regulations or policies that govern the WIC program. To identify the regulations and policies that support any section of this handbook, please see Appendix C - Selected Regulatory Citations.

For additional requirements related to WIC electronic benefit transfer (EBT), see WIC EBT regulations and guidance, which are located on FNS’ public website.

This handbook will be updated periodically; the issuance date is included on the cover and in the footer.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Food Delivery Methods
  3. Vendor Authorization
  4. Vendor Agreements
  5. Vendor Training
  6. Vendor Cost Containment
  7. High Risk Vendor Identification System
  8. Monitoring and Investigation
  9. Sanctions
  10. Vendor Claims
  11. Administration Review
  12. Farmers and Farmers' Markets
  13. Miscellaneous
  14. FNS Monitoring and Review
  15. State Plan Requirements
  16. Selected WIC Policy Memoranda
Page updated: May 26, 2022

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.