Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - Grants
USDA - Women, Infants, and Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides a Federal grant to Nevada for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
USDA - Summer Electronic Benefit transfer for Children
The United States Department of Agriculture provides funding to Nevada for the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children (SEBTC) program through a federal grant.
The Summer EBT is to provide nutritional assistance to eligible children in rural communities throughout Nevada during the summer months, when school meals are not available. The Summer EBT program is NOT applicant based. Eligibility comes instead from students approved for Free and Reduced Lunch in each eligible school district.
As part of National efforts to end child hunger, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) created the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) demonstration to study the use of SNAP and WIC electronic benefits Transfer (EBT) technology in providing food assistance to low-income children during the summer by providing their families with more resources to use at food stores.
Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides Nevada support for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program through federal grant funding.
The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC.
The WIC FMNP was established by Congress in 1992, to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets. Women and children that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits or who are on a waiting list for WIC certification are eligible to participate in the WIC FMNP. State agencies may serve some or all of these categories. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables may be purchased with FMNP coupons. State agencies can limit sales to specific foods grown within State borders to encourage FMNP recipients to support the farmers in their own States.