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USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.528
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 25, 2019
Application: Jul 25, 2019

Carla Garcia


The USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project will enter into a cooperative agreement for a single entity to support the implementation and evaluation of telehealth services in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) federal nutrition assistance program that serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women; infants; and children up to 5 years old who are at nutrition risk. The purpose of the telehealth program is to supplement the nutrition education and breastfeeding support offered in WIC clinics, and to decrease barriers to access to WIC services, particularly in rural communities, and other populations facing barriers to accessing support.

The recipient of this cooperative agreement will carry out a competitive award process to select sub-grantees out of WIC State Agencies for the purpose of implementing telehealth innovations that supplement the nutrition education and breastfeeding support offered in WIC clinics. The recipient will also design and conduct evaluations of each sub-grantee's telehealth innovation project and produce reports and publications to disseminate the findings.


Eligible applicants are public and private accredited colleges and universities.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $8,500,000
Project period: 4 years and 9 months
Estimated number of awards: 1

Of the total funding, $5,000,000 will be awarded as sub-grants to WIC State Agencies through a competitive process.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Applicants should submit a non-binding letter of intent by June 25, 2019. Email the letter to Carla Garcia or mail to:

Carla Garcia
Grant Officer, Grants and Fiscal Policy Division
U.S. Department of Agriculture, FNS
3101 Park Center Drive Room 740
Alexandra, VA 22301

Submit the complete application and required attachments online through by July 25, 2019.

Tagged as
Access · Benefit enrollment and application · Children and youth · Families · Food security and nutrition · Human services · Poverty · Telehealth · Women

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