RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Some federal programs that are important to Washoe County are affected by the partial government shutdown.
The partial shutdown will not affect mandatory and essential services such as Social Security and Medicare, but discretionary programs pertaining to the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be.
•Federal reimbursements and grant funding will be delayed.
•The processing of federally funded loans will be delayed, which will affect FHA home and small business loans.
•Projects requiring federal reviews by the EPA will be delayed.
•BLM and the U.S. Forest Service are operating with only emergency staff, so facilities including parks and campgrounds are closed, but recreational areas remain accessible. Locally, the Galena Creek Park Visitor’s Center has been closed.