Federal Government Shutdown Resource Center

Government Shutdown
Government Shutdown

The White House and Congress failed to reach an agreement on the seven remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 spending bills before Friday, December 21, 2018 and forced a partial federal government shutdown.

NLC’s message to our federal partners is simple: Cities expect our leaders in Washington to meet their most basic obligation and keep the federal government open.

The partial federal government shutdown has a direct impact on America’s 19,000 cities, towns and villages, as a number of the agencies that provide significant funding to our nation’s most vulnerable communities remain closed. NLC continues to call on federal leaders to take a page out of the city leaders' playbook and find a bipartisan solution to re-open every federal agency.

This page will serve as a resource center for city leaders on all things related to the partial federal government shutdown, including information, resources, and how to share the impact of the shutdown on your city.

Federal Agency Shutdown Plans

Federal agencies affected by the shutdown:

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

U.S. Department of Interior

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)


White House Shutdown FAQ 

Agency Contingency Plans

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