Government Shutdown and How it Impacts Federally Funded Programs Locally

February 25, 2019
by: Rebecca Nicholson

The Door County Department of Health and Human Services reports that due to the federal government shutdown,
February benefits were issued early, on or about January 20th.  This caused a large gap of time between February and March issuance dates.  Therefore, March issuance dates have been changed to decrease the time between benefit issuance to help decrease the impact on our FoodShare recipients.  

Programs NOT impacted by the federal government shutdown: Health care benefits provided under BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, and SeniorCare; Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies, Wisconsin Works (W-2) payments, and Kinship Care payments.
The Wisconsin DHS will continue to post up-to-date information regarding impacted programs on their webpage, .

In response to the possibility of a funding shortage come March please consider donating to local Door County pantries for those who may need it. Here is a link to all local Door County Pantries.

  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

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The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on.