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2020 WIC Legislative and Appropriations Agenda

SUMMARY OF NWA FISCAL YEAR 2020 FUNDING REQUESTS Total funding request: $6.15 billion + contingency fund Set-aside for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program: $90 million Set-aside for WIC infrastructure: $14 million […]

Interstate Variation in WIC Food Package Costs: The Role of Food Prices, Caseload Composition, and Cost-Containment Practices

This study examines the degree to which food prices, caseloads, and cost-containment practices influenced costs of state WIC food benefits packages. Because few data existed on the actual food items that WIC participants purchased, the study used a scanner dataset of supermarket transactions and other sources to estimate the average monthly cost of WIC food benefits in several areas.

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2014 Annual Report

In this report, ERS uses preliminary data from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to examine trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal 2014 (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014). Federal expenditures for USDA’s domestic food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $103.6 billion in fiscal 2014, or 5 percent less than the previous fiscal year—the first decrease since 2000 (March 2015).