For currently authorized vendors, the 2023 Renewal application period for vendor authorization in the Connecticut WIC Program is CLOSED. For vendors whose current authorization period ends on September 30, 2024, information about Renewal 2024 will be available here beginning on April 15, 2024.
April 3, 2023
For more information regarding infant formula, click HERE.
Similac Recalled Product Information
ALERT: Please note this important change to the purchase of certain WIC Approved juice containers.
On January 1, 2023, the 2nd phase of Connecticut's Bottle Bill is going into effect. Half gallon (64 oz.) plastic containers of juice will now be included in the items subject to a 5 cent bottle deposit. The WIC Program cannot pay the 5 cent deposit. For transactions made with a WIC card, the 5 cent deposit must be paid for separately from the food items.
When purchasing 64 oz. plastic bottles of WIC approved juice, customers using WIC cards will first swipe their WIC card to pay for the WIC approved food items, then will need to pay the bottle deposit with any other form of payment.
For more information about Connecticut's Bottle Bill, click HERE.
For vendors wishing to become WIC authorized, the 2023 Open Enrollment period for vendor authorization in the Connecticut WIC Program is now CLOSED. When the next opportunity to become an authorized Connecticut WIC vendor is announced, information related to that process will be posted here.
Click on the following link for the WIC Vendor Agreement. The vendor agreement does not constitute a license or a property interest. The agreement is in effect for the stated time period only.
You must meet the required minimum inventory at all times, click on the following link to view the Minimum Inventory Requirements:
Minimum Inventory Requirements
Click on the following link for the WIC Vendor Food Card.
Connecticut has more than 350 authorized Grocery stores and more than 240 authorized Pharmacy Only Stores.
Click on the following link for a list of our authorized vendors:
Authorized Vendor Listing by Town April 2023
An authorized WIC vendor must purchase infant formula from the list of certified distributors provided by the WIC program. You must purchase infant formula from the distributors found on the list linked here. Infant Formula Suppliers List
WIC Approved Contract and Specialized Formula listing: Formula Resources
Retailer Bulletins for October 2021-September 2022:
November 2021 Vendor Agreement Changes and Temporary Fruit & Vegetable Increase
Retailer Bulletins for October 2020-September 2021:
May 2021 Fruit and Vegetable Benefit Increase
Retailer Bulletins for October 2019-September 2020:
April 2020 COVID-19 Food Additions
January 2020 Additions to the WIC Approved Product List (APL)
November 2019 Vendor Agreement Changes
Retailer Bulletins for October 2018-September 2019:
July 2019 Approved Product List Changes
December 2018 Minimum Inventory
November 2018 FY2019 Vendor Agreement
November 2018 Yogurt Added to the APL
Retailer Bulletins for October 2017-September 2018:
September 2018 Minimum Inventory Update
July 2018 On line Application/Changes to Vendor Agreement
January 2018 Changes to the Vendor Agreement
December 2017 Updating Prices in POS Stand Beside Machines
Retailer Bulletins for October 2016-September 2017:
March 2017 WIC Shopper handout Beech Nut Cereal Packaging Name change
Stand beside equipment vendors: Click on the following link to watch a video for Conduent Stand beside Machine equipment set-up:
CDE Stand Beside equipment information: CDE letterCDE Bulletin
Click on the following link below for a quick reference to your stand beside equipment: Quick Reference guide
For eWIC information, click here: eWIC for Vendors
Click HERE for the WIC Program Federal Regulations.
State of Connecticut WIC Program
1-800-741-2142 or 860-509-8084