How To Apply

New York State Open Application Period 4 – October 1, 2023- December 31, 2023

The New York State WIC Program is now accepting vendor applications from independent vendors in Queens, NY.

If you have questions about applying, please reach out to the Vendor Management Agency (VMA) Public Health Solutions for additional guidance.

Requests for authorization from vendors outside Open Application Period 4 will only be considered in areas where there is inadequate participant access as defined by New York State. The Zip Code List identifies areas where stores are needed. If your zip code is on this list, complete the “NYS Request for Application” and submit the document, along with all required attachments to Public Health Solutions.



Informational Material

Please review the following requirements prior to submitting a Request for Application:

NYS WIC Foods Card Minimum Stock Requirements -Grocery Store Minimum Stock Requirements- Pharmacy

The Vendor role In the WIC Program

We recognize that every vendor participating in the WIC Program has a vital role to play in the overall success of the WIC Program in NYS.

You help improve the health and nutrition status of the WIC customers shopping at your store simply by:

  • Providing participants with a good choice of WIC-allowed foods

  • Insuring participants receive the correct kinds and amounts of these foods