On February 10, 2020, President Trump released his fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget proposal, which recycles many of the harmful proposals in the president’s previous budgets. In it, he proposes huge cuts to overall U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding and devastating cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs. The proposed budget ignores recent congressional rejection of similar proposals and wholly disregards the critical role that the federal nutrition programs play in alleviating hunger and poverty in the U.S.
This analysis highlights areas of the budget that fund key anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs and how the proposed budget, if implemented, would harm the health and well-being of millions of people in our country. See FRAC’s statement on the cuts.