eWIC Planning

eWIC Planning

Information and Resources for Vendors

MN WIC Program

The Minnesota WIC program is planning for the implementation of a WIC EBT system. Each State is required to implement this system, known as eWIC, by 2020.

We encourage you to email us any questions that you have about eWIC at the following address: health.wicvendor@state.mn.us.

WIC FAQ's for WIC Authorized Retailers

Application for eWIC Vendor Integration Funds
Minnesota WIC is offering an opportunity for WIC Authorized stores to apply for funding to upgrade their cash register systems, so that they will be able to accept integrated eWIC payments.

If you are interested on applying for funding, please download the Application for eWIC Vendor Integration Funds (PDF). In order to help you plan for eWIC, please see the tentative eWIC rollout schedule below.

Phase Number
Tentative Go-Live Date
Training and In-store Testing Dates
Pilot Phase 1 10/17/18 9/17/18-10/16/18 Dakota
Pilot Phase 2 10/31/18 10/1/18-10/30/18 Carver, Scott
Roll-Out 1 1/28/19 1/2/19-1/25/19 Hennepin
Roll-Out 2 2/18/19 1/28/19-2/15/19 Ramsey
Roll-Out 3 3/11/19 2/18/19-3/8/19 Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington, Wright
Roll-Out 4 3/25/19 3/11/19-3/22/19 Blue Earth, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Winona
Roll-Out 5 4/8/19 3/25/19-4/5/19 Brown, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McCloud, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Watonwan
Roll-Out 6 4/22/19 4/8/19-4/19/19 Becker, Big Stone, Chippewa, Clay, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Lac Qui Parle, Morrison, Ottertail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin, Yellow Medicine
Roll-Out 7 5/6/19 4/22/19-5/3/19 Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau
Roll-Out 8 5/20/19 5/6/19-5/17/19 Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis

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