Planning for eWIC
The Iowa WIC program began the process of exploring eWIC implementation in early 2011. Analysis and planning activities continued through early 2012. The product of this analysis was documented in a feasibility study approved by the Food & Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (FNS) in May 2012. Findings from the feasibility study have provided insight and guidance in planning for eWIC.
The Iowa WIC program submitted a plan outlining the steps to be taken to pursue eWIC for the State of Iowa and received approval of the plan from FNS in October 2012. Based on the approved plan, the Iowa WIC program intends to select the eWIC solution that best meets the needs of the Iowa WIC program through a competitive bid process. Once a solution is chosen, implementation will begin with a “pilot” test, with state-wide expansion to follow.