The Partial Federal Government Shutdown
- How retailers accepting SNAP benefits have seen their licenses lapse across the state
- How families receiving SNAP benefits should plan given February benefits will be added to EBT cards this month and must extend through the full month of February
- How school districts are preparing for the potential impact of loss in school nutrition funding in March
- How workers affected by the federal shutdown can access the state’s unemployment insurance system
- How housing programs are at risk and project-based rental assistance contracts are expiring
The Federal Budget and North Carolina
North Carolina receives nearly a third of the public dollars spent on community priorities from the federal government. That’s why the it matters to North Carolina and how the federal budget funds programs that support the health, well-being, and infrastructure in our communities matter to North Carolina.
The Federal Budget process is distinct from how North Carolina manages its state finances. The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities has created a helpful overview of the process.
Federal programs and services funded through the budget process — as well as separate appropriation bills — provide millions of North Carolinians with health care, educational opportunities, and the tools to support their communities’ well-being.