National WIC Association

March 11, 2024

Biden’s Proposed FY25 Budget Demonstrates Continued Commitment to WIC, Congress Must Follow Suit

Washington, D.C. -Today, the Biden Administration released its proposed fiscal year 2025 budget that includes $7.7 billion in funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. This topline amount serves as a benchmark for the full funding required to ensure the program is able to serve everyone who needs it. 

The following statement is attributed to NWA’s Interim President & CEO, Georgia Machell:

"As we move beyond the uncertainties that WIC agencies and participants faced because of protracted 2024 Congressional budget negotiations, we are heartened by the Administration’s continued commitment to full program funding within their proposed 2025 budget. This is a significant step in the right direction. Now, the focus once again shifts to Congress, underscoring the urgency to ensure no one who needs WIC is left behind. We must do everything to support the continued growth of this highly effective program that serves millions of families across the country.