NCDHHS' Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is accepting comments on its WIC State Plan for Fiscal Year 2024 (Oct. 1, 2023 - Sept. 30, 2024) through Aug. 15.
The state plan is produced annually and is a comprehensive look at a vital state program. In the federal Fiscal Year 2023, there were more than 260,000 women, infants and children enrolled in North Carolina’s WIC program and the budget was more than $191 million. The WIC State Plan breaks down the budget by county and department. The Vendor Manual is a part of the plan, which includes the regulations required for the stores and shops that accept eWIC payment cards.
The plan identifies eight critical goals, which include:
- Assuring that state and local staff deliver effective nutrition services that improve the health status of all participants;
- Increasing the number of women who initiate breastfeeding; and
- Reducing the potential for vendor fraud and abuse.
To comment on the 2024 State WIC Plan by Aug. 15, email Maryanne Burghardt at email@example.com. The plan will automatically download to your computer as a zip file.
You can also submit written comments to: NCDHHS, Attn: WIC State Plan, 1914 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1914, or by FAX: 919-870-4898. Please include ATTN: WIC State Plan in the subject line.