Community may be asked to help if government shutdown continues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some  Head Start programs across the country have already had to close their doors because the government isn’t sending them money during the shutdown.

Subsidies from the government provide for food in the shelter, as well as services for women, infants and children.

FOX 4′s Charly Arnolt went to Operation Breakthrough to check on their worries over their Head Start budget.

“We’re now trying to decide what we’re going to do because we certainly are not going to stop feeding children,” said  Dr. Jim Caccamo, Director of  The Mid-America Regional Council, which is responsible for allocating money to the Head Start centers in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties.

The new fiscal year begins November 1st, and if the government is still shutdown, MARC will be forced to make some big decisions.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s