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Head Start

Agencies that received funding with restrictions can't access the money. No routine administrative support service.

Social Services

No standard and follow-up inspections of certain licensed health care facilities by federally funded inspectors.

Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, will shut down this month, affecting 264,000 women, infants and young children.

Funding for North Carolina's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, called Work First, begins to run out.

The Child Care Development Fund is running out of money, as is Adult Protective Services and Guardianship Services.


Call centers, hotlines and regional offices that help veterans understand their benefits are closed.


New applications for small business loans and loan guarantees halted; loans to rural communities suspended.


EPA stops non-essential inspections of chemical facilities and drinking water systems.


Permits and reviews for planned energy and transportations projects halted, preventing companies from working on these projects.

Number of N.C. employees furloughed because of federal government shutdown ...

2,000 ... Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park

1,000 ... National Guard

337... Department of Health and Human Services

22 ... Department of Transportation

4 ... Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Miles of beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore closed ... 70

Miles of Blue Ridge Parkway closed ... 469

Sources: Federal and state agencies


  • Services closed, employees furloughed


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