Grants can be a great way to
add 
ONE to your program!

 

On June 30, FNS released a new funding opportunity for WIC state agencies! The grant - titled the FNS WIC Shopping Experience Improvement Grant -  is for projects that improve the shopping experience, improve customer satisfaction, and/or improve participant access to vendors, including for underserved communities and individuals. The grant also includes the opportunity to make participant-centered changes, such as improving approved product lists and communication materials.

 

ONE is a great tool to improve the shopping experience for participants! 

ONE’s participant-centered platform - 

 

  • Helps WIC participants find supplemental foods in store

  • Improves the communication materials related to WIC-approved foods lists 

 

which are suggested projects in the FNS WIC Shopping Experience Improvement grant notice. See how ONE has been customized to enhance an agency’s shopping education materials for their participants.

Check out the FNS website or contact your State or Regional WIC program for more information about the grant opportunity, and how your State agency or ITO can use the grant to implement ONE.

Not sure where to start? Reach out to us for assistance with grant applications or to learn more. But hurry, grant project proposals are due August 8!

Additional Grant Opportunities

Wisconsin and Michigan State WIC Programs are great examples of how to add ONE to your program's toolbox using a grant. Both programs were awarded funding through the USDA/Tufts THIS-WIC telehealth innovation grant to pilot ONE. Through these collaborations, we expect to add even more features to ONE that will be transferable to WIC agencies and ONE users across the country.

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Wisconsin - Online Nutrition Education (ONE) in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s THIS-WIC project has a focus on implementing and enhancing ONE to support and streamline remote services, including an evaluation of the use of ONE with Spanish speaking participants.

 

Wisconsin WIC plans to develop a multifaceted mobile-optimized website through the ONE system, an innovative tool that will combine videoconferencing, online nutrition education, including lessons and supporting secondary material ,and a link to their existing WIC App. Through the tool, qualified WIC professionals will be able to share key information and content with participants, and participants will be able to use the materials in their own time.

Michigan - Michigan Telehealth Project Advancing WIC

Michigan’s THIS-WIC project has a focus on integrating telehealth into the delivery of nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, including the use of ONE during video-conference appointments. 

 

Michigan WIC will implement a pilot study in six rural counties to integrate telehealth technology into their delivery of nutrition education and breastfeeding support services to participants virtually. Telehealth appointments will allow certified professionals to provide high-risk follow-up and secondary education to families. Staff will receive training throughout the study period on the telehealth solution.

We’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities that WIC and other agencies can explore. Your State or Regional office is also a valuable resource for grant opportunities.

Reach out to us today to discuss grant opportunities available for your agency!