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American rescue plan act of 2021: Special supplemental nutrition for WIC

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes significant funding for improving access to women, infants and children (WIC) benefits.

Rory Costello

Rory Costello

Principal, Advisory, KPMG US

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes significant funding for improcess access to WIC benefits, which is incredibly important during this time of economic uncertainty when we know many families are struggling. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified attention on the nation's persistently poor maternal and infant health outcomes. This issue brief provides an overview of the $880 million available for WIC and the specifics for how the funding can be used.