WIC in Vermont
Welcome to Vermont WIC!
The State of Vermont Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program has performed the analysis required by United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS) Handbook 901 to select a Management Information System (MIS) for transfer and implementation, and a WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system for procurement. Vermont WIC has selected the Mountain Plains States Consortium (MPSC) State Agency Method (SAM) system with Vermont State hosting as the MIS transfer system and online, out-sourced EBT for implementation in Vermont.
In April 2010, the Vermont WIC Program submitted to the USDA/FNS a Planning Advanced Planning Document (PAPD) requesting approval to undertake a project to plan the replacement of its current mainframe system (current MIS system) with an EBT-functional WIC system transferred from another state (proposed MIS system). In November 2010, the USDA/FNS conditionally approved the planning project, and granted final approval February 2011.
In July 2011, USDA/FNS awarded Vermont WIC with an EBT Planning Grant, to allow comprehensive planning for implementation of an EBT system in conjunction with the MIS replacement.
On January 3, 2012, Vermont WIC transmitted to a FNS/USDA Feasibility Study/Alternatives Analysis for WIC MIS and for WIC EBT. The result of these studies was a determination to implement the MPSC SAM system for MIS, and online, outsourced EBT in Vermont. The studies were approved in March of 2012
With the June 2012 approval of the Implementation Advance Planning Document (IAPD), Vermont WIC is initiating a procurement process and will proceed with the replacement of its current MIS system, and installation of WIC EBT. The Procurement process will include a contract with a WIC MIS Transfer and Implementation (T&I) Contractor, an EBT Implementation Contractor, and a Quality Assurance (QA) Contractor (for both the MIS and EBT projects).
WIC MIS & EBT Functional Requirements ~ updated 7/24/2012
The Readiness Coordinator Network are WIC staff members from each District Health Office who have volunteered to help their colleagues and WIC participants understand and prepare for the changes that will come with the new WIC information system and the migration from home delivery to WIC EBT. If you want to learn more about these changes and help spread the word, contact your RCN member.
|Barre||Courtney Pletzer||(802) 479-8564|
|Bennington||Sheilah Printz||(802) 447-6411|
|Brattleboro||Dawn Gragen||(802) 251-2103|
|Burlington||Wendy Needham||(802) 951-0060|
|Middlebury||Jeffrey Heath||(802) 388-5740|
|Morrisville||Lynne Bortree||(802) 888-1356|
|Newport||Lorri Lepage||(802) 334-4389|
|Newport||Betty Trucott||(802) 334-3321|
|Rutland||Bonny Lee||(802) 786-5105|
|St. Albans||Karen Brigham||(802) 524-7978|
|St. Johnsbury||Nicole Churchill||(802) 748-0172|
|Springfield||Deanna Wilbur||(802) 885-8929|
|White River Jct||Maria Ahearn-Hutchinson||(802) 281-5022|
|WIC Central||Lynne Bortree||(802) 652-4186|
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