FY 2010 WIC Special Project Full Grants are open for consideration from all WIC- related program areas and may focus on either the general WIC population or specific segments of the WIC population.
Grants should be used to help States develop, implement and evaluate new or innovative methods of service delivery to meet the changing needs of WIC participants. In previous years WIC Special Project Grants have focused on specific subject areas. The first grant was awarded to Wyoming in 1995 to help with the development of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system. Beginning in 2000 Special Project Grants focus areas were under the category of Revitalizing Quality Nutrition Services.
Grant Projects should:- Demonstrate national or regional significance,- Produce results which have a demonstrable impact and are sustainable in the absence of special funding,- Transfer to other WIC programs in the region or country,- Be evaluated with measurable results and replicated by other WIC programs, and- Suggest innovative or creative approaches to improving the delivery of WIC services.