Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 2007-2008
Appropriation Level: $5,000,000 in TANF funds.
The New York State WIC Program provides approximately $400 million per year in benefits. The program is authorized to serve approximately 485,000 participants, women, infants and children whose income is less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level applicable to the family size involved, through 100 local agencies operating approximately 565 service sites that employ over 1,500 staff. The Program distributes approximately two million food checks monthly, which are redeemed at participating retail food vendors and pharmacies under contract with one of the designated NYS WIC Vendor Management Agencies (VMAs).
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