Revised APD Process for EBT WIC EBT Users Group Meeting July 23, 2014 Erin McBride Technology Specialist Food and Nutrition Service
Introduction Why Revise the APD Process? FNS (National and Regional Offices) speaks with one consistent voice Reduce the time required to plan your project Improve the outputs of the planning process Remove roadblocks and allow State agencies to move forward with implementation
Revised PAPD for EBT • The EBT PAPD requires: Transmittal Letter Executive Summary Project Overview TimeLine Budget
Planning Procurement Activity Procurement Documents FNS must review: • Request for Proposal for Planning Support Resulting Contract
The Feasibility Study and Cost Analysis State agencies may choose a technology or adopt a technology neutral approach. The alternatives analysis is optional only. If a State agency is considering an exemption from the 2020 EBT mandate, a cost analysis will be needed. Otherwise, it is optional.
Revised IAPD Project Plan • Handbook 901 Updated March 2014 • Chapter 4 for WIC is on the FNS Public website at www.fns.usda.gov/node/7366 • Additional information is available on the WIC Technology Documents Partnerweb at www.partnerweb.usda.gov. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access.