American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program Guide
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
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Federal Program Information
Federal Program Description Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The WIC program provides grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non–breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.      
CFDA Number 10.578
Assistance Type Formula Grants
ARRA Citation Title I, Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Programs, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants &Children (WIC), Page 5
ARRA Reporting MIS funds require an application and an Advanced Planning Document. USDA monitors expenditures and performance via monthly grant reporting, in addition to ARRA Section 1512 reporting requirements.  Reporting requirements for the $400 million for caseload support have not been set; however, these monies must be tracked separately.
Federal Agency Department of Agriculture
NYS Information
NYS Program Title WIC
NYS Agency Department of Health
Contact Robert W. Reed
Phone 518-474-8565
Program Funding
National Total $500 million: $400 million for expenses attributable to increased caseload and/or increased food costs; $100 million in discretionary funds to be awarded competitively to States for management information systems (MIS) projects with electronic benefit (EBT) ready activities receiving priority.
NYS Share $28.6 for food costs; unknown for MIS grants
Flow of Funds Allocation for increased costs based on existing monthly caseload and expenditure projections from states which identify a funding shortfall to maintain caseload. Monies  distributed as separately-coded food grant.
Deadline $99 million of WIC MIS funds will be allocated to WIC State agencies in FY 2009 and FY 2010 and obligated over the next four years by the States.
Federal Grant Notice(s)
Status Closed
Title State Agency Model (SAM) Transfer Grants
Eligible Entries States that have completed a Feasibility Study/Alternatives Analysis and have a USDA-approved IAPD.
Deadline 06/26/09
Status Closed
Title EBT Planning Grants
Eligible Entries States that need to conduct feasibility study, paper cost analysis, retailer surveys, and other EBT planning work.
Deadline 05/29/09
Status Closed
Title EBT Implementation Grants
Eligible Entries States that have completed EBT planning activities, to include cost evaluation indicating EBT affordability.
Deadline 05/29/09
Status Closed
Title WIC Misc. Technology Grants
Eligible Entries States that are ready to enhance/update MIS to implement food package changes and achieve EBT readiness; conduct MIS planning; fund PAPD's; and conduct other MIS projects. States must have received FNS approval of APD documents, if appropriate.
Deadline 06/26/09
Awards and Outcomes