Program Description

The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC. The FMNP provides coupons for fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs to WIC participants that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits. FMNP coupons can be redeemed to buy eligible foods from farmers, farmers' markets or roadside stands that have been approved by the State agency to accept FMNP coupons.

General Program Requirements

The FMNP is administered by State agencies such as State agriculture departments or health departments or by Indian Tribal Organizations. Not all State agencies operate the FMNP on a statewide basis.

Women, infants (over 4 months old) and children that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits or who are on a waiting list for WIC certification are eligible to participate in the FMNP.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about how to apply for WIC FMNP benefits, contact the State agency where you reside. A list of WIC FMNP State agencies can be found on the FMNP Contacts page.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit the WIC FMNP page.

Additional Information

Tribes Funded by this Program6
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)FY 2016 – Est. 1.65 million
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal/Native Entities, Non-Tribal/Non-Native Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityNo Set-aside; Tribes Eligible with Other Entities
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes -- Tribes compete with participating State agencies
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number10.572
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes

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