South Bend, Ind. Many Michiana agencies that rely on federal funding are worried about how the shutdown could impact them in the long-term.
The Indiana Youth Institute says none of the groups it works with to serve kids will feel any immediate impacts, but they could be hurt if the shutdown lasts a month or more.
“For right now there are not any urgent disruptions except maybe for that field trip to a federal site that maybe now is closed,” says Bill Stanczykiewicz with the Indiana Youth Institute. “In terms of the daily needs of kids it will not affect it yet. But if the shutdown is longer, then people might start watching to see if there's any impact.”
Luckily most schools and other agencies that rely on federal funding already received their payments, so they are not in jeopardy.