USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service awarded Fiscal Year 2011 Technology grant funds to WIC State agencies for Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), State Agency Model (SAM) transfers, and Management Information Systems (MIS) transfers. The awards totaled just over $37 million. These grant funds will be used to enhance and modify current management information systems to support EBT, develop EBT infrastructure and acquire necessary equipment, retailer enablement, testing and training. WIC SAM transfer grant funds and MIS transfer funds are provided to WIC State agencies that have completed their planning activities, and have an approved Alternatives Analysis document that identifies a SAM and joining the Users Group as their choice of system transfer.
The following table provides information on the Fiscal Year 2011 funds awarded for EBT, SAM transfers, and MIS transfers to WIC State Agencies.