WIC System Projects
Thank you for all of your hard work and contribution towards these efforts!
Summer EBT for Children
In partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan WIC Program is administering an expansion of the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children Demonstration (SEBTC) in select Michigan school districts. SEBTC will randomly select over 10,000 students to receive $60 per month in food benefits during June, July and August of 2012. The program was created to provide low-income families with additional help in obtaining nutritious food for their children during the summer months, when they are not in school, to reduce summer hunger and improve food security. To ensure healthy and nutritious selections are being made, clients will use their EBT cards to purchaseWIC approved items.
In 2011 as part of the initial pilot demonstration, 2,500 Grand Rapids Public School students were selected to participate. The SEBTC demonstration project is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Michigan Department of Education and the WIC Division of the Michigan Department of Community Health.
For more information, visit: www.sebtc-mi.com/
Communication Flyer : 2015 SEBTC Communication Flyer
MI-WIC Emergency Back Up System
When MI-WIC is unavailable, the Michigan WIC Program has developed an Emergency Backup System (EBS) to ensure WIC clients can continue being served. The MI-WIC EBS has the functionality to certify clients and is to be used when MI-WIC is unavailable for an extended period of time. The Work Group that developed the EBS was a collaborative effort between WIC local agency and state staff. Thanks to the efforts of many, MI-WIC EBS will be tested and piloted soon.
Online EBT and MIS Showcases
Many national and international visitors have joined the Michigan WIC Program for the Michigan WIC Online EBT and MIS Showcase. Since 2009, the state has served as a national model of system excellence as the country's first state to implement an online client eligibility certification system integrated with online EBT. MI-WIC attracts the attention of many looking to implement similar systems in their home states. Guests receive a demonstration of our EBT and MIS system presented by Michigan WIC state team, a review of EBT and how it works, a visit to WIC clinics to observe how clinic staff interact with MI-WIC including benefit issuance, experience redeeming WIC benefits at both integrated and non-integrated WIC retailers and much more! (Showcase Visitor Map)