Managing Agency Alaska

Program Description

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alaska. Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$27,454
2$37,037
3$46,620
4$56,203
5$65,786
6$75,369
7$84,952
8$94,572


To see if you are eligible for WIC, you may also use the WIC Prescreening Tool. This Prescreening Tool is not an application for WIC. To apply for WIC benefits, you must make an appointment at your local WIC agency.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for WIC, please download the WIC application forms and then contact the WIC clinic nearest to you to schedule an appointment.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit Alaska's WIC Program page.

For federal program information, visit USDA's Women, Infants, and Children program page.

You may also visit the U.S Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Toll-Free Numbers for WIC State Agencies page for a list of toll free numbers.