This file collection includes recordings and resources related to the AHEAD in WIC project.

  • AHEAD in WIC RFP - Frequently Asked Questions
    FAQs for the AHEAD in WIC RFP Process
  • AHEAD in WIC RFP Session - May 17, 2021 - Slides
    This is a PDF version of the slides used for the May 17, 2021 AHEAD in WIC RFP "Office Hour" Session
  • AHEAD in WIC RFP - "Office Hour" Session - May 17, 2021
    This informational session about the AHEAD in WIC RFP took place on May 17, 2021.

Deadline Extended to June 7, 2021: Request for Proposals for Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC Mini-Grants

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 egilcher@nwica.org if you have questions.

AHEAD in WIC RFP Application Materials:

Required Documents for a Complete Application:

AHEAD in WIC Application Packet to be completed by June 7, 2021.

Access the full application form here (NWA recommends completing the Word version and then copying and pasting the text into the application form)

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 kogundiran@nwica.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 kogundiran@nwica.org.

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”.