President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to put the final touches on a $1.3 billion funding package for the Lifesaver program, the first such proposal in the United States.
The Lifesavers program was developed to help those with severe life-threatening illnesses and injuries to keep the lights on and keep people alive.
The program has been one of the administration’s top priorities for months, and Trump announced in May that he had given the go-ahead to the plan.
Trump has been touting the Lifedirect program as a lifesaver for his presidency and has vowed to increase funding for it by an estimated $1 billion over the next 10 years.
A $400 billion budget request for the government over the same period was passed by Congress last month.
Trump told reporters Thursday he was looking to provide Lifesaving funds for the military, the National Guard and veterans, and that it would be a “great program.”
“I’m gonna put Lifesaves into a big package and it’s going to be a great program,” he said.
Trump is also expected to sign an executive order on the funding, which he described as “a very important program that will go a long way” in providing assistance to the homeless and the underprivileged.
The administration also announced Thursday that it was considering a $500 million package to expand and expand the LifESaver program.
Trump’s order included a request to put a $100 million funding boost in place to the Lifeshare program, which currently provides life-saving services to homeless people, people with disabilities and families living in low-income housing.
Trump also announced plans to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to include people who are eligible for the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Benefits Program, or SNAP.
“We’re going to start expanding SNAP to people who were underrepresented,” Trump said Thursday.
“There’s a lot of low-wage people out there.
We’re going add more food to the program.
We’ll do that so that the food stamp program can be expanded, and then people who can’t afford food can have a chance at food stamps.”