MYCAP programs not affected by shutdown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The federal government shutdown will not affect a number of programs that help the area’s lower-income families.

Administrators with the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership, or MYCAP, said the shutdown will not hurt the various agencies under their umbrella, including the local Head Start, home weatherization and home energy assistance programs because of the way the agencies receive their revenue.

“Because we are federally funded and state funded, the grant cycles for each program run at different times. So as long as there’s funds available, we’ll continue to run and we don’t see any long-term programs where we’re gonna have to shut our doors or offer less services to the community,” said Al Stabilito of MYCAP.

MYCAP serves nearly 10,000 children and adults through its various programs in Mahoning County.

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