WIC family alerts

 

​Extension of funding to Jan. 19, 2018

Congress passed a three-week funding bill December 21, approving a continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding to January 19, 2018. This keeps the government open, buying them more time to agree on a budget deal into the new year.

Currently, WIC offices should remain open as usual and WIC participants should continue to keep their appointments and use their benefits. Participants should be assured that their benefits continue to be available. Local agencies will hear from the State WIC office if and when there will be any impact to WIC operations.

Posted Dec. 22, 2017

Extension of funding to Dec. 22

Congress passed a two-week funding bill Dec. 7, approving a continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding to Dec 22. This keeps the government open past the previous Dec. 8 deadline, buying them two more weeks to agree on a budget deal before the end of the year. Senators approved the measure on a 81-14 vote, soon after the House passed it 235-193. 

Currently, WIC offices should remain open as usual and WIC participants should continue to keep their appointments and use their benefits. Local agencies will hear from the State WIC office if and when there will be any impact to WIC operations.

Posted December 12, 2017

Congress Approves Continuing Resolution
The House passed a continuing resolution September 8 to keep the government funded at FY17 levels. Should any budgetary changes affect WIC, clinics and families will be notified ahead of time. The resolution keeps WIC funding in place for 2017 as part of a package combined with lifting the debt ceiling and providing emergency relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. This action eliminates the threat of a government shutdown for now, though much work remains to be done before December to pass FY18 appropriations into law. WIC families can be assured that they can continue to receive WIC food benefits and WIC services through the end of 2017. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local WIC clinic.
 
Posted September 11, 2017