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Contact Info:​

 
State of Alaska
WIC Program Office
Phone: 907-465-3100
Fax: 907-465-3416
Email: wic@alaska.gov

PO Box 110612
Juneau, AK 99801

Vendor Requirements


Vendor Authorization

 
The Alaska WIC Program partners with vendors to assure that participants have access to the nutritious foods prescribed for their needs.  Retail grocery stores and military commissaries that meet the vendor selection criteria and other program requirements may be authorized to accept WIC checks. 
 
WIC foods are selected because they address specific nutritional health needs and promote healthy pregnancies as well as healthy growth and development in young children.  WIC benefits are issued monthly to eligible pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children under the age of five.  Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program.  The foods offered through the program are an enhancement of these nutrition education services.
 
Consistent with federal regulations, the Alaska WIC Program authorizes only a sufficient number of vendors to assure reasonable participant convenience and access to WIC foods and to ensure the lowest practicable food prices.
 

​New Vendor Applications

 
The Alaska WIC Program accepts new vendor applications during an annual Open Enrollment Period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31 each year.  Application information and forms may be requested from the Vendor Management Unit by email to wic@alaska.gov or by calling 907-465-3100.

 
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Policy and Procedures / Manuals


 

Stores authorized as WIC vendors must comply with federal and state regulations, policies and procedures. Store managers should be familiar with all information in the WIC Vendor Manual.

The Vendor Manual will be updated periodically with any new changes to the program.  Updates to the Vendor Manual will be noticed on this website, and a Notice of Significant Changes will be provided to all authorized vendors when there is a change to policies or requirements that will affect vendors.

DRAFT Alaska WIC Vendor Manual - February 2016

DRAFT Alaska WIC Vendor Manual Appendices listed below:

 

Please contact the WIC Vendor Management Unit at 907-465-3100 for more information.

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Training


 
The WIC Vendor Management Unit provides comprehensive training to vendors annually, as required by federal regulations.  Training dates are announced in December of each year for the following January. 

 
Training for store managers and cashiers is also provided during onsite monitoring and is available upon request to the Vendor Management Unit at 907-465-3100.