WIC Special Project Innovation (WSPI) Grant

Purpose: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is partnering with The Council of State Governments (CSG) to administer and support grant awards to WIC State and local agencies. The purpose of the 2019 WIC Special Project Innovation Grant (WSPI) is to fund projects led by State and/or local agencies that administer the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Projects will develop, implement, and evaluate interventions that aim to improve customer service in WIC clinics, and enhance the WIC certification process.
Receipt Date: Letter of Intent deadline: November 30, 2020 (5:00 p.m.ET)
Application deadline: January 31, 2021 (5:00 p.m. ET)
Grant awards announced: March 1, 2021
End of project period: June 31, 2022
Total Awards: Up to $6 million is available for Special Project Innovation Grant projects. WSPI applicants may request a maximum of $2 million per project. There is no minimum award amount. WSPI will fund multiple projects
Eligibility: WSPI applicants must be either a WIC State agency, WIC local agency, or a consortium of WIC agencies.
(Note: Consortiums of agencies applying for this funding opportunity will need to include written agreements between all consortium members. In addition, interested local WIC agencies should acquire a letter of support from their WIC State agency)
Link: https://web.csg.org/wic/