WIC Receives Grant

The program that provides food to Kentucky women, infants and children, is getting a $2 million grant and the money will be spent here in South Central Kentucky.

The Department for Public Health said the Kentucky WIC program has been awarded more than $2.1 million to help improve the program’s efficiency.

The funding will pay for an Electronic Benefits Transfer Pilot project in Warren and Barren Counties. The project is expected to ensure confidentiality during transactions and remove the margin of cashier error during WIC transactions.

There are approximately 4,000 WIC clients and 30 contracted vendors in Warren and Barren Counties.