Benefit Targeting


  1. 1. Development and Monitoring of State Agency Targeting Plans

1. Development and Monitoring of State Agency Targeting Plans

  1. The State agency has a plan to inform the following classes of individuals of the availability of program benefits (check all that apply):
    • Pregnant women, with special emphasis on pregnant women in the early months of pregnancy - Checked
    • High risk postpartum women (e.g., teenagers) - Checked
    • Parents/Caregivers of Priority I infants - Checked
    • Migrants - Checked
    • Homeless persons/families - Checked
    • Incarcerated pregnant women
    • Institutionalized persons
    • Other (specify):
  2. ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Caseload Management Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):
  3. The local agency contacts the following organizations to provide WIC Program information to eligible infants and children:
    • foster care agencies - Checked
    • protective service agencies - Checked
    • child welfare authorities - Checked
    • other (specify): Head Start, Family Case Management agencies, All Kids providers, local DHS offices, community based organizations, and faith-based organizations.
  4. The State agency ensures that benefits are targeted to those at greatest risk by limiting the use of regression as a nutrition risk criterion.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No
    • If yes, how many times may regression be used for consecutive certification periods?
      • Once - Checked
      • Twice
      • More Often (specify):
  5. In addition to, or in lieu of, State-developed plans, the State agency encourages/permits local agencies to develop their own targeting plans.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  6. If yes, the State agency assures the appropriateness/quality of local agency targeting plans by:
    • requiring local agencies to submit plans for State agency approval - Checked
    • review plans during local agency reviews - Checked
    • other (specify):
  7. The State agency monitors benefit targeting through (check all that apply):
    • automated reports developed by State agency - Checked
    • manual reports submitted by local agencies
    • local agency reviews - Checked
    • other (specify):

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Caseload Management Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):