National WIC Association

COVID-19

All content tagged with the term "covid19".


  • Crew Awardee: Operation Threshold

    November 24, 2020 - News & Blog


  • CREW Awardee: Yakima Valley

    November 23, 2020 - News & Blog


  • CREW Awardee: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

    November 20, 2020 - News & Blog


  • CREW Awardee: Adagio Health

    November 20, 2020 - News & Blog


  • Senate Unveils FY 2021 Appropriations Bills, Including WIC Funding

    November 10, 2020 - News & Blog
    This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled a series of spending bills for fiscal year 2021, including the Agriculture Appropriations bill that funds WIC. This signals that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will prioritize passing the full appropriations bills before the continuing resolution expires on December 11, resolving the appropriations process before a presidential transition occurs in January. Action on the appropriations package before December 11 – or another continuing resolution – is necessary to avert a government shutdown.


  • WIC & Health Resources for Native Peoples

    November 1, 2020 - News & Blog
    These resources were specifically created for Native populations and tribes. Topics include nutrition, breastfeeding, maternal health, COVID-19, mental health, and other health issues.


  • COVID Relief Uncertain as Congress Passes WIC Waivers Extension

    October 1, 2020 - News & Blog
    With only six hours to spare, the Senate approved a continuing resolution last evening by a vote of 84-10. The President signed the continuing resolution later in the evening, averting a last-minute government shutdown by extending federal funding through December 11.   The House approved the bipartisan agreement last week shortly after it was reached by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. After months of pressing for additional investments in child nutrition, Speaker Pelosi secured an additional $8 billion in child nutrition programs in the legislation. Crucially, the continuing resolution includes an extension of USDA waiver authority for WIC and other child nutrition programs through September 30, 2021.


  • In Bid for Bipartisan Deal, House Democrats Release Compromise COVID Relief Proposal

    September 29, 2020 - News & Blog
    After four months of stalled negotiations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled a $2.2 trillion compromise proposal for COVID-19 relief last evening. The proposal reduces aid and investments from the original $3.4 trillion included in the HEROES Act that passed the House in May, only to be ignored by the Senate and Administration. Nonetheless, it invests over $1 trillion more than Senate proposals released in late July.


  • State Spotlight: Nevada WIC Implements Innovative Delivery Program

    September 28, 2020 - News & Blog
    Nevada WIC worked with their health department, legislators, and advocates to develop a plan for WIC online ordering to maintain WIC participation and create a more equitable shopping experience for WIC families. With a unified coalition and champions in leadership across state agencies, Nevada WIC was able to tap into a portion of CARES Act funding to support home delivery for WIC food items. Nevada WIC has showcased the significant success that comes from working in partnership towards common goals – increasing access to WIC while also protecting WIC families from increased exposure to COVID-19.


  • Congress Sustains Bipartisan Consensus for WIC, Child Nutrition Flexibilities

    September 22, 2020 - News & Blog
    Earlier this evening, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan agreement to extend government funding through December 11, 2020. The continuing resolution includes an additional $8 billion in nutrition aid by extending the Pandemic-EBT Program, as well as critical provisions that extend U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiver authority for WIC and other child nutrition programs through September 2021. Rev. Douglas Greenaway, President & CEO of the National WIC Association, issued the following statement in response.