For Foods for the New York State WIC Program

Request for Information

September 17, 2019

Dear Interested Party:

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), administered by the Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs, New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), is seeking to identify food products eligible to be authorized in the New York State WIC Program (NYS WIC).

The information obtained through this Request for Information (RFI) will be used by NYS WIC for program planning and to assist in the selection of products for the 2020 NYS WIC Acceptable Foods Card (Foods Card). Due to the need to implement enhanced cost-containment measures (refer to Final Rule: Vendor Cost Containment), NYS WIC only intends to select products that are determined to be cost-effective.

Schedule of Events

RFI Release Date September 17, 2019
General Questions Due October 14, 2019
Technical Questions Due October 28, 2019
Responses Due November 18, 2019

Contact Information

  • New York State Department of Health
    Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs
    Food and Payment Systems Section
    150 Broadway, Suite 650
    Albany, New York 12204-2719
    Attn: Jean Reo