Hello Family Voices Families,
As some of you might know, there has been a partial government shutdown since Dec 22nd. Luckily, the Department of Health and Human Services (which supports the States medicaid offices) is not affected and the programs funded by the department are not at risk. On the other hand, WIC which is funded by the Department of Agriculture, is being affected by the shutdown.
WIC Agencies are expected to have adequate funding on hand currently to last through the month of January. Food and Nutrition Service has communicated to WIC agencies that they plan to undertake measures on January 3 to identify & provide additional funding, including: allocating all remaining carryover funds and preliminary recoveries to State agencies, working with State agencies to make their FY 2018 Nutrition Services and Administration (NSA) spend forward funds available for FY 2019 obligations, and asking State agencies to identify additional unspent FY 2018 funds that may be available for recovery and reallocation as FY 2019 grant funds.
Remember, WIC is up and running!!
We will post any information that we receive. Thank you!