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The Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona’s (ITCA) project aims to strengthen WIC for American Indians experiencing high rates of food insecurity and nutrition-related health concerns and limited access to healthy, affordable foods.

By coordinating with the State Department of Economic Security and Arizona WIC, ITCA will gather data on currently unenrolled WIC-eligible SNAP participants and conduct outreach through tailored phone calls and messages, increased frequency of appointment and benefit redemption reminder texts, and short videos on social media.

These outreach methods have yet to be adapted and implemented in Arizona’s Tribal communities. ITCA is governed by the highest elected officials of 21 federally recognized Tribes in Arizona who represent the membership of the council and offer great knowledge and easy connections to community members for insight.

Other organizations, both Tribal and non-Tribal, can learn from and adapt the approaches, processes, and messaging utilized in this proposed project.

Grant Duration

18 months

Grant Amount


Organization(s) Funded

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.


  • Arizona

Organization Type

WIC State Agency

Project Priority Population

  • Eligible Children
  • Families Enrolled in SNAP
  • Families with Limited Access to Health Care or Health Insurance
  • Families with Limited Transportation Options
  • Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native Communities
  • Rural Communities

Strategies Used

Conduct Outreach Using Community-Level Data, Expand Partnerships