Trump has cut the funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to $1 billion, a move he is expected to announce Tuesday.
This follows a proposal by President-elect Donald Trump that would cut federal food stamp benefits by $1,000 per year for the next five years.
The food stamp program provides cash assistance to millions of Americans to help with basic expenses such as rent and groceries.
It is funded through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides cash benefits to people who make up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
President-elect Trump has proposed a $1 million cut to SNAP over five years, which would mean a total cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.
The USDA has long been a staunch advocate of cutting federal spending, which has contributed to food insecurity in the U.S.
The Supplemental Nutrition Education Program (S.N.E.P.) is a supplemental program for families with children that provides cash cash benefits for the first six months of the year.
This program helps families afford groceries and other essential goods.
President Trump is expected on Tuesday to sign an executive order that would make cuts to federal SNAP assistance by $500 per person per month for three years.
He has also proposed slashing the food stamp subsidy for low-income families by $300 per month.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are expected to sign a budget for the fiscal year that begins in October.
Trump is likely to sign his first major budget proposal after winning the election.
The president-elect has promised to make the U,S.
the most pro-growth economy in the world, and has pledged to cut government spending by $10 trillion over a decade.