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File #: 22-5333    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by Public Health Services for approval to accept from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission grant funds in the amount of $8,134,393, with no required match, for the 2022-23 Women, Infants and Children Program, and extend 99 associated positions to September 30, 2023.
Attachments: 1. 22-5333.pdf
Department: Public Health Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Barbie L. Robinson, MPP, JD, CHC - Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA
Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): FY23_WIC_ADMIN, FY23_WIC_RD, FY23_WIC_PC, FY23_WIC_LS
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Texas Department of State Health Services

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Achievement (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Public Health Services for approval to accept from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission grant funds in the amount of $8,134,393, with no required match, for the 2022-23 Women, Infants and Children Program, and extend 99 associated positions to September 30, 2023.
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Background and Discussion:
The WIC Grant is awarded annually with a fiscal year beginning October 1 through September 30. The WIC Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, supplemental foods, and referrals to social service programs to eligible participants. Typical expenses include, salaries, temporary staff, fees and services, supplies, rent for lease payments, etc.

Expected Impact:
Since its beginning in 1974, the WIC Program has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful federally funded nutrition programs in the United States. Studies have found WIC to have a positive effect on children's diet and diet-related outcomes such as an increase in diet nutrient density, improved infant feeding practices, improved cognitive development and improved rates of childhood immunization of patients who participate in WIC.

Alternative Options:
This program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, supplemental foods and referrals to social service programs for 40,000 Harris County residents every month. There are no alternatives for this program due ...

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