Interested in becoming a WIC authorized vendor? Is your store a full service grocery store, pharmacy, or commissary?
The Nebraska WIC Program accepts applications for new grocery stores and pharmacies at any time during the year. Stores are selected based on food availability and register system capability to transact eWIC.
To apply for WIC authorization, contact the Nebraska WIC Program. Find out more below!
WIC participants receive food benefits that are specific to their nutritional needs. WIC food packages are designed to reduce complications of pregnancy due to poor nutrition and to promote the healthiest possible birth, growth and development of children. WIC authorized stores play a vital role in the WIC food delivery system by providing nutritious foods to WIC Families including:
The Nebraska WIC Program allows participants to use their WIC food benefits at any approved WIC vendor (stores). Authorized grocery stores may sell WIC foods and formula. Approved special purchase stores (pharmacies) are authorized to sell specialty infant formula and medical formulas only. WIC food benefits are redeemed by participants and paid to the vendors' accounts.
The Nebraska WIC Program considers for authorization stores that provide the nutritious WIC supplemental foods at a competitive price so as to make the most efficient use of program funds. The Nebraska WIC Program has established the following criteria to select retail grocery stores who wish to participate in the program:
Please contact the Nebraska WIC Program for a complete list of selection criteria! WIC Authorized Vendors must comply with WIC program regulations and policies including, but not limited to:
Interested retailers may contact the Nebraska WIC Program for a complete authorization packet. The packet includes a store application, store price list for WIC approved foods, and a complete application guide. The application guide details selection criteria, WIC approved foods, inventory requirements, and information about transacting WIC food benefits.