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Supporting the WIC Workforce

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FNS has invested $31.5 million into a 5-year Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA) with USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop and support the WIC workforce. This multi-year WIC workforce project will invest in research, education, and extension to address issues in the WIC workforce, with the ultimate goal of improving the WIC participant experience.

Supporting the WIC workforce will ensure that families receive timely, culturally relevant care from skilled WIC staff. In July 2023, USDA awarded a cooperative agreement to the University of Minnesota to develop a National WIC Workforce Strategy that will inform the remainder of this project. The strategy is expected to be released in spring 2024. USDA expects to release additional funding opportunities to support implementation of the strategy.

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Page updated: April 08, 2024