Proposed cuts were more severe for international food assistance programs. The Republican leadership proposed to reduce funding for emergency food assistance under P.L.480 Title II, Food for Peace, to $1.003 billion, down $687 million, or 41%, from $1,690 million in fiscal 2010.
Funding for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program would be more than halved under the proposal, to $100 million from $210 million in fiscal 2010.
The Republican leadership proposed reducing funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children by $747 million, or nearly 10%, from an enacted budget of $7.252 billion in fiscal 2010.
Funding for child nutrition programs would be reduced $6 million from fiscal 2010 by eliminating funding for a school community garden pilot program ($1 million) and funding for competitive grants for implementing various child nutrition initiatives ($5 million).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s commodity assistance program budget would be reduced $6 million from fiscal 2010 levels to $242 million by eliminating funding for emergency food program infrastructure grants.
The budget for domestic nutrition program operating expenses would be slashed $3 million from fiscal 2010 to $145 million.