The Food and Nutrition Service awards grants, on a competitive basis, to test innovative projects that have the potential to improve and enhance the WIC program. Starting in 1995 (and based on available funding), FNS has awarded grants for special projects to support opportunities to improve the delivery of WIC services. Grants have traditionally been awarded to support state agencies in their efforts to streamline WIC services, delivery quality nutrition education to WIC participants, and improve customer service.
Prior Special Project Grant final reports can be found at WIC Special Project Grants | WIC Works Resource System (usda.gov).
|FY 2021||Colorado, Nebraska, New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and West Virginia|
|FY 2019||Council of State Governments|
|FY 2017-18||Arizona, Arkansas, Texas and South Dakota|
|FY 2016||Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Puerto Rico|
|FY 2014||Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Colorado, Delaware and Vermont|
|FY 2011||Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont and Connecticut|
|FY 2010||California and New York|
|FY 2009||Vermont and Washington|
|FY 2007||Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Pennsylvania|
||Special Projects: California, New Hampshire and New York
Concept Papers: Massachusetts and Vermont
||District of Columbia, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Vermont
Concept Paper: New York
|FY 2004||California, Michigan and Oregon|
|FY 2003||Massachusetts, North Dakota and Osage Nation|
|FY 2002||Missouri and Vermont|
|FY 2001||Connecticut, Iowa, Maine and Massachusetts|
||Special Projects: New Mexico, Tennessee and Washington
Concept Paper Development: Iowa, Maine and Massachusetts
Funding for multi-purpose activities, including WIC Special Project Grants, was not available in FY 2013.