GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HAS BEEN AVERTED

For Immediate Release

September 30, 2015; 3:30pm

DPHSS Release No. 2015-078

Government Shutdown has been Averted

The Director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to announce that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HAS BEEN AVERTED until December 11, 2015. What this means is that all federal programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (formerly the Food Stamp Programs) will be funded at current levels from October 1, 2015 through December 11, 2015 and no program will be forced to abruptly stop providing services or cash assistance.

Should you have any questions, please call Ms. Annie VT. Gozum-Soto, Administrator of the Bureau of Economic Security at 735-7354.

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