The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be ending at the end of this year.
The USDA’s Office of Supplemental Nutrition Programs, or OSAP, announced the decision in a blog post Tuesday.
The post, which was dated Oct. 16, said the food stamps program will end Jan. 1, 2018.
The announcement comes on the heels of the announcement by President Donald Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services that the Food and Drug Administration will end the Supplemental Food Assistance Program in 2020.
In its announcement, the USDA said the end date of the program was not set, and it would be up to Congress to set that date.
The agency said that Congress has been asked to approve a new supplemental nutrition assistance program.