The Nebraska WIC Program accepts applications to become a WIC-authorized vendor at any time during the year. Applicants must be a full-service grocery store or pharmacy. Stores are also selected based on a variety of criteria. 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 authorized vendors are paid for those redemptions.
The Nebraska WIC Program considers stores for authorization that provide nutritious WIC supplemental foods at a competitive price 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! At the time of application and during the full term of the agreement, WIC-authorized vendors must comply with WIC Program regulations and policies including, but not limited to:
Stocking WIC-eligible foods to meet minimum inventory requirements at all times regardless of sales
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 an application guide. The application guide details selection criteria, WIC-eligible foods, minimum inventory requirements, and information about processing WIC transactions.