Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC Program Technology Funding - Fiscal Year 2010

Last Modified: 12/18/2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in a press release dated September 21, 2010, “USDA Announces Technology Grants for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children” that nearly $14 million of competitive FY 2010 technology grant funds have been awarded to 13 WIC State agencies. These competitive grant awards will be used to improve technology and enhance benefit delivery systems for the WIC Program. Eight of the 13 WIC State agencies received Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) planning grant funds; three received EBT implementation grant funds; and six received funding for technical standardization projects. In addition to the competitive grant awards, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service awarded $16 million of FY 2010 technology grant funds to 10 WIC State agencies for continued support of their existing EBT projects or State Agency Model (SAM) transfer projects. Other technology grant funds awarded this fiscal year include $4.2 million of recovered American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant funds to three WIC State agencies for technology projects that were not fully funded under their original ARRA grant award.

Type of Request

State Agency

Amount

Existing SAM

Montana

$190,575

 

MPSC

$472,970

 

Alaska

$447,768

 

Chickasaw Nation

$3,380,132

 

Arkansas

$93,088

 

Missouri

$93,009

TOTAL Existing SAM

 

$4,677,542

 

.NET Upgrade (ARRA started)

Kansas

$460,091

 

Arizona

$1,749,385

TOTAL REGULAR MIS

 

$2,209,476

 

EBT Planning

California

$389,000

 

Connecticut

$290,950

 

Indiana

$40,000

 

Iowa

$388,897

 

Maine

$226,748

 

New York

$400,000

 

Rhode Island

$255,585

 

Washington

$740,649

TOTAL EBT PLANNING

 

$2,731,829

 

EBT Implementation

Oklahoma

$1,725,188

 

Virginia

$6,033,196

 

West Virginia

$1,848,049

TOTAL EBT IMPLEMENTATION

$9,606,433

 

Existing EBT

Chickasaw Nation

$1,495,887

 

Kentucky

$7,732,386

 

Wyoming

$150,378

TOTAL EXISTING EBT

 

$9,378,651

 

Technical Standardization

Alaska

$133,089

 

Michigan

$495,253

 

Washington

$969,570

TOTAL TECHNICAL STANDARDIZATION

$1,597,912

 

TOTAL FY 2010 TECHNOLOGY FUNDING*

$30,201,843

 

*Please note that the table above does not include the following recovered and reallocated ARRA funds awarded in FY 2010:

California $699,146 (Equipment)

Texas $998,780 (Equipment)

Kansas $2,501,555 (Multi-State .Net upgrade)