The National WIC Association (NWA) is excited to announce the call for applications for the Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC mini-grants. This initiative aims to systematically build capacity within the WIC community to incorporate a health equity framework into WIC research, policy, and practice.
During this phase of the project, NWA will identify seven local WIC agencies to whom we will provide sub-grants up to $55,000 to pilot one or more of the promising practices (as identified through the landscape scan survey that was released earlier in the project) related to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in WIC research, policy, and practice. Promising practices include but are not limited to the examples provided in the document linked below, titled: Guidance for Describing Your Emerging or Promising Practices and Policies.
The application deadline is June 7, 2021. Please note that extensions are possible for local WIC agencies experiencing delays getting the required letter of approval from their state WIC office prior to the application deadline. Contact Emily Gilcher at email@example.com if you have questions.
AHEAD in WIC RFP Application Materials:
- AHEAD in WIC Call for Applications Letter
- AHEAD in WIC Grant Readiness Checklist.
- AHEAD in WIC Guidance for Describing Your Emerging or Promising Practices and Policies.
- AHEAD in WIC RFP Scoring Rubric.
- AHEAD in WIC Subcontractor Agreement (NWA recommends reviewing the subcontractor agreement to ensure your agency will be able to sign and agree to the terms of the project prior to submitting an application).
Required Documents for a Complete Application:
AHEAD in WIC Application Packet to be completed by June 7, 2021.
A complete budget proposal (access a budget template here) up to $55,000 is required to finalize the submission of your application packet. Either upload your budget proposal on the application OR email the complete budget to Kayode Ogundiran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter of Support from your State Director that your agency is in good management standing. Either upload your budget proposal on the application OR email the complete budget to Kayode Ogundiran at email@example.com.
The letter should be on official letterhead and include the following statement, “Agency A is in good management standing with the B WIC state agency and I support Agency A’s application for NWA’s Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC Project”.
For more information, including links to a recorded information session on the RFP process and FAQs, please visit our dedicated AHEAD in WIC RFP site here.