Fortunately, Ingham County does not depend on federal government assistance for most County services. Total County revenue from all sources in 2017 was $166.5 million, of which about $8.1 million (4.9%) came directly from the federal government. Federal funds pay for road projects ($4.1 million), Health Department programs ($3.3 million), judicial activities and some law enforcement services ($668,000).
It would probably take 30-45 days before the County noticed any impact of a federal government shutdown. In the unlikely event of a shutdown lasting longer than 45 days, the County’s fiscal position is stable enough to overcome delays in federal funding without a noticeable reduction in service.
However, County officials will closely monitor the situation as it unfolds to best prepare for any necessary adjustments to County services.