The WIC Community Innovation and Outreach (CIAO)
Project Team is pleased to make up to $10 million in funding
available, through a WIC CIAO Subgrant Request for Application (RFA).
The purpose of the WIC CIAO Subgrant RFA is to assist WIC State
and local agencies, including Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs),
and nonprofit entities and organizations to develop, implement,
and evaluate innovative outreach strategies to increase WIC
awareness, participation, benefit redemption, and reduce
disparities in program delivery.
The deadline for applications is March 23, 2023.
Please review the Request for Application materials below for more information.
Request for Application Materials
|Material||Word (.docx) Download||.PDF Download|
|Full Request for Applications (RFA)||Download Here||Download Here|
|RFA Application Template||Download Here||Download Here|
|Work Plan Template||Download Here||-|
|Letter of Support Template** [Updated March 7, 2023]||Download Here||-|
|Letter of Support Template for CA Applicants [Posted March 8, 2023]||Download Here||-|
|Budget Narrative||Download Here||-|
|Budget Template||Download Here||-|
View the WIC State Agency Briefing: WIC CIAO Evaluation and Letter of Support (LOS)
** Please note: The updated LOS clarifies WIC State agencies’ role related to the WIC CIAO Evaluation. If an applicant has already received a State agency’s signature on the previous version or it is actively under review, it will be accepted as part of a complete application package—there is no need for a State agency to sign the new version of the LOS.
Register for Webinars and Office Hours
The WIC CIAO Project Team will hold a series of webinars and office hours in English and Spanish for interested
applicants to provide additional details about the WIC CIAO Subgrant.
Webinar recordings will be posted on this page.
Register to join us for one or all of the webinars and office hours.
Date & Time
Webinar: Overview of the WIC CIAO Subgrant RFA
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Webinar: Subgrant Project Design & Work Plan
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Webinar: Budget & Personnel
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Office Hour #1
Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 1:00 PM ET
Office Hour #2
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 2:00 PM ET
Office Hour #3
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 3:00 PM ET
View the WIC CIAO RFA Frequently Asked Questions: Updated March 14, 2023. [This document will be updated through March 22, 2023]
This material is based upon work that is supported by the Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.