Impact of shutdown on Guilford County

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GREENSBORO, N.C.  — The City of Greensboro does not anticipate much of an impact from the Federal Government shutdown, while Guilford County is already seeing the impact.

The Special Subsidized Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children, or WIC, is 100 percent federally funded and administered by the county. The program is now suspended due to the shutdown. The same goes for federally subsidized daycare.

“The information that’s coming out right now is still sketchy,” said Guilford County Manager Marty Lawing. “We’re monitoring information daily, hourly, to get the most up to date information.”

Lawing said the county will have to consider putting some employees on unpaid leave if it can’t guarantee the Federal Government will not reimburse for federally funded programs.

The City of Greensboro does not get as much federal money as Guilford County.

The city does not expect much of an impact from the shut down unless it lasts six months or more and possibly my even then.

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