Hamilton County Commission
3:44 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Hamilton County monitoring potential impact of shutdown

Hamilton County's administrator says he's keeping an eye on how the federal shutdown may affect county programs. Sigman was asked about the the issue during Wednesday's county commission meeting by Commissioner Todd Portune.

Christian Sigman says agencies did a good job of communicating what would happen with grant funding for programs like food assistance.

"I'm more concerned if this goes more than four weeks or so, when we start talking about reimbursement programs for our larger social programs such as food stamps and cash assistance to the needy and those types of things. We just don't have the money to front that type of thing."

Sigman says he'll look to the state for guidance on how to proceed if the shutdown extends beyond the next few weeks.
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