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USDA-FNS FY15 WIC Special Project Grants

FY 2015 WIC Special Project Grants

Request for Application: WIC Special Project Grants (CFDA#: 10.578)

FNS expects to award approximately $2,000,000 for Special Project Grants to WIC state agencies. There are two types of WIC Special Project Grants: Full Grants and Mini Grants. The grants are to help WIC state agencies develop, implement, and evaluate new or innovative methods of service to meet the changing needs of WIC participants. The focus area of the FY 2015 WIC Special Project Full and Mini Grants is Participant Integrity in the WIC program.

Critical Dates
Oct. 16, 2015Due date for Letters of Intent (Optional)
Oct. 22, 2015Informational Webinar
Nov. 25, 2015Application Package Due Date
Jan. 29, 2016Grants Awarded


Who May Apply

Grant funds will be available only to the 90 WIC state agencies responsible for administering WIC in the states, Territories and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs). These projects will be awarded as cooperative agreements. FNS encourages smaller state agencies and ITOs to consider collaborating with other WIC state agencies or ITOs on grant applications. Individual state agencies may submit only one application for a Full or Mini Grant per year. If a state agency submits an application as part of a consortium of agencies, it may not also submit a separate individual application.

FNS will not consider applications from entities that do not fit these eligibility criteria.

Funding and Duration

The project duration for full grants will be from the date of the award through September 30, 2018. Grantees will be required to present project findings to FNS in spring, 2019.

The project duration for mini grants will be from the date of the award through March 30, 2017. Grantees will be required to present project findings to FNS in summer, 2017.

Application Due Date

The completed application package must be uploaded on at or before 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Nov. 25, 2015. Applications received after the deadline date will be deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed or considered. USDA will not consider any additions or revisions to an application once it is received. USDA will not accept mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered applications.

All questions regarding the application should be referred to Leslie Byrd via email at

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