County commission approves grant for WIC program

WIC funding

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Wednesday, the Sedgwick County Commission approved a $2.2 million grant for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC from the Kansas Department of Health. It is a program that is designed to help low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children 5 years old or younger who are at nutritional risk.

Commissioner Jim Howell, who voted to reduce the amount last year, cast a yes vote for the full amount this year, joining Dave Unruh and Tim Norton.

It was this time last year, the issue of funding for the WIC program for Women, Infant, and Children’s program became a huge issue for Sedgwick County Commisioners when they voted to turn down a $300,000 grant.

Commissioner Richard Ranzau brought up the issue of illegal immigrants using the program.