National WIC Association

Washington Update: President's Proposed FY2017 budget

February 9, 2016

Today, the President released a proposed budget for FY 2017. The budget includes $6.35 billion for WIC which is sufficient to meet current caseload of 8.1 million participants. The budget also includes $80 million for breastfeeding peer counseling, a $20 million increase from recent years, and $10 million more for research.

The budget includes several proposals to increase access to early childhood education including support for preschool and increasing tax credits for families.

More information about the budget can be found at and a USDA fact sheet is also available.