WIC helps new mothers and children at risk of poor nutrition. It provides healthy food, nutrition education and referrals to other agencies so babies and children grow up healthy. This USDA program is also called Women, Infants & Children.

Who Qualifies?

To qualify, you must meet certain income guidelines and match one of the criteria below.

WIC serves:

  • Women who are pregnant.
  • Women who are breastfeeding.
  • Women who have given birth within the past six months.
  • Infants.
  • Children under 5 years old.
Household SizeAnnual IncomeMonthly IncomeWeekly Income
1$23,828$1,986$459
2$32,227$2,686$620
3$40,626$3,386$782
4$49,025$4,086$943
5$57,424$4,786$1,105
6$65,823$5,486$1,266
7$74,222$6,186$1,428
8$82,621$6,886$1,589
9$91,020$7,585$1,751
10$99,419$8,285$1,912
11$107,818$8,985$2,074
12$116,217$9,685$2,235
13$124,616$10,385$2,397
14$133,015$11,085$2,558
15$141,414$11,785$2,720
16$149,813$12,485$2,882
Each additional family
member add:
+ $8,399+ $700+ $162

Gross Monthly Income Table  (PDF)

How to Apply

You can apply for WIC and other helpful programs through the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Questions? Call 515-281-6650.