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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)  

New income guidelines as of July 1, 2014! Check the grid below to see if you qualify!

WIC is a supplemental food and nutritional program designed to improve the health of women, infants and children. This program provides nutrition education  and referrals to other health care programs. WIC also provides extra food, includes fresh milk, eggs, beans, cheese, peanut butter, cereal, tuna, carrots, infant juice and special infant formula.

Location / Phone

Community Services, 510 29 1/2 Road

Grand Junction, CO 81504, 2nd floor

(970) 248-6914


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. - noon. 

Upcoming event

Aug. 27, 2014, 6 p.m. 

Free screening of "The Milky Way," a breastfeeding documentary

Colorado Mesa University
Student University Center, South Ballroom
Questions? Call Karla at 248-6915

Watch the trailer:

WIC Eligibility

In order to participate in the Colorado WIC Program, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be one of the following:
    • Pregnant woman
    • Breastfeeding woman (up to one year after the delivery of a baby)
    • Postpartum woman who is not breastfeeding (up to 6 months after the delivery of a baby)
    • Infant
    • Child up to 5 years of age
  • If you are currently enrolled in Medicaid, Food Stamps or TANF, you automatically qualify for WIC 
  • WIC also offers breastfeeding support, breast pumps, and information
  • In order to be financially eligible for WIC in Colorado, a participant’s combined gross family income cannot exceed 185% of the federal poverty line.
  • More info on qualifying for food programs here

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

185% of Poverty
Standard Deduction Gross Yearly  
Household Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $21,590 $1,800 $416
2 $29,101 $2,426 $560
3 $36,612 $3,051 $705
4 $44,123 $3,677 $849
5 $51,634 $4,303 $993
6 $59,145 $4,929 $1,138
7 $66,656 $5,555 $1,282
8 $74,167 $6,181 $1,427

For each additional family member add

$7,511 $626 $145

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