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WIC Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2023

FNS Document #
WPM 2023-7
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Policy Memos
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DATE: June 23, 2023
POLICY MEMO: WIC Policy Memorandum #2023-7
SUBJECT: WIC Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2023
TO: Regional Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Divisions
WIC State Agency Directors
All WIC State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Inflation Adjustments for 2023. The adjustment was published in the Federal Register as part of the Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2023 Final Rule published on May 10, 2023, at 88 FR 30029.

As required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015, this rule updates the maximum size of CMPs for certain violations in WIC to reflect inflationary adjustments for 2023. For each violation subject to a mandatory sanction, the CMP shall not exceed the maximum amount specified in 7 CFR 3.91(b)(3). Further information on calculating CMPs and using these maximums can be found in federal WIC regulations at 7 CFR 246.12(l)(1)(x).

WIC state agencies must adhere to the new maximum CMP amounts and must update their policies and procedures in order to implement the updated maximum CMP amounts as soon as possible. Any WIC state agency with questions regarding this change should contact its respective FNS regional office.

Sara Olson
Policy Division
Supplemental Nutrition and Safety Program


Page updated: June 23, 2023