In Case of Federal Shutdown, Many Charities Hope Pain Will Be Short-Term

In Case of Federal Shutdown, Many Charities Hope Pain Will Be Short-Term

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Because federal grants are issued throughout the year, rather than on the start of the federal fiscal year, the immediate impact of a federal shutdown is likely to be muted, according to David Thompson, vice president for public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits.

But for many social-service providers that operate on tight budgets, the federal lifeline is essential. For them, a shut down of just a few weeks could cause major problems.

"Short term, it’s a nuisance," he said. "Long term, it’s a disaster."

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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