WIC PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND COSTS
(Data as of April 04, 2014)
        Average Monthly Food Cost Per Person
Fiscal Year Total  Participation* PROGRAM COSTS
Food NSA Total 1]
    (Thousands) (Millions of Dollars) (Dollars)
1974 88 8.2 2.2 10.4 15.68
1975 344 76.7 12.6 89.3 18.58
1976 520 122.3 20.3 142.6 19.60
1977 848 211.7 44.2 255.9 20.80
1978 1,181 311.5 68.1 379.6 21.99
1979 1,483 428.6 96.8 525.4 24.09
1980 1,914 584.1 140.5 727.7 25.43
1981 2,119 708.0 160.6 871.6 27.84
1982 2,189 757.6 190.5 948.8 28.83
1983 2,537 901.8 221.3 1,126.0 29.62
1984 3,045 1,117.3 268.8 1,388.1 30.58
1985 3,138 1,193.2 294.4 1,489.3 31.69
1986 3,312 1,264.4 316.4 1,582.9 31.82
1987 3,429 1,344.7 333.1 1,679.6 32.68
1988 3,593 1,434.8 360.6 1,797.5 33.28
1989 4,119 1,489.4 416.5 1,910.9 30.13
1990 4,517 1,636.8 478.7 2,122.4 30.20
1991 4,893 1,751.9 544.0 2,301.0 29.84
1992 5,403 1,960.5 632.7 2,600.6 30.24
1993 5,921 2,115.1 705.6 2,828.6 29.77
1994 6,477 2,325.2 834.4 3,169.3 29.92
1995 6,894 2,511.6 904.6 3,436.2 30.36
1996 7,186 2,689.9 985.1 3,695.4 31.19
1997 7,407 2,815.5 1,008.2 3,843.8 31.68
1998 7,367 2,808.1 1,061.4 3,890.4 31.76
1999 7,311 2,851.6 1,063.9 3,938.1 32.50
2000 7,192 2,853.1 1,102.6 3,982.1 33.06
2001 7,306 3,007.9 1,110.6 4,149.4 34.31
2002 7,491 3,129.7 1,182.3 4,339.8 34.82
2003 7,631 3,230.3 1,260.0 4,524.4 35.28
2004 7,904 3,562.0 1,272.4 4,887.3 37.55
2005 8,023 3,602.8 1,335.5 4,992.6 37.42
2006 8,088 3,598.2 1,402.6 5,072.7 37.07
2007 8,285 3,881.1 1,479.0 5,409.6 39.04
2008 8,705 4,534.0 1,607.6 6,188.8 43.40
2009 9,122 4,640.9 1,788.0 6,471.6 42.40
2010 9,175 4,562.8 1,907.9 6,679.7 41.44
2011 8,961 5,018.2 1,961.3 7,169.3 46.67
2012 8,908 4,808.5 1,877.6 6,797.9 44.98
2013 8,663 4,496.1 1,881.3 6,450.5 43.25
* Participation data are annual averages (6 months in FY 1974; 12 months all subsequent years).
 
1] In addition to food and NSA costs, total expenditures includes funds for program evaluation, Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FY 1989 onward), special projects and infrastructure.
 
NSA = Nutrition Services and Administrative costs.  Nutrition Services includes nutrition education, preventative and coordination services (such as health care), and promotion of breastfeeding and immunization.
 
FY 2013 data are preliminary; all data are subject to revision.