The state’s first electronic benefit transfer cards will be launched to several counties as a part of the new eWIC Pilot Project. The eWIC Pilot Project will first be issued in Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery counties. Funded by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, eWIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition for women, infants, and children. The new electronic cards will replace the current paper-based cards and cash-value vouchers.
18 more counties, including Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee, and Cleburne, will be a part of the programs second phase beginning April first. The new benefits eWIC will bring to more than 120,000 Alabamians include a smoother transaction at the register, automatic electronic payments to vendors and more. Following the pilot project, all other remaining districts will be implemented. For more information, contact your county health department or visit www.alabamapublichealth.gov/wic.