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Continuing resolution funds food stamps and WIC

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It looks like the 15,000 Guam Households representing over 45,000 residents will likely receive their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits as scheduled next month.

Better known as food stamps, Department of Public Health and Social Services director James Gillan says there were doubts both food stamps and the Women, Infants and Children program would have funding past this month as both are 100% federally funded.

As we previously reported, Guam October benefits were loaded just before the federal government shutdown on October 1st.

Fortunately, a continuing resolution is likely to pass in Washington, D.C. that would allow the government to stay funded until January 15th.

Here at home, Guam receives $9.9 million in food stamps monthly and $1.24 million for WIC.

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