Federal funding for Appalachian still not clear despite reopening of government

Despite the reopening of the federal government Oct. 16, Appalachian State University is still “not out of the woods,” said Charna Howson, director of sponsored programs at the university.

Appalachian receives federal money to fund a number of projects, and while this shutdown did not have too many negative implications for the university, it’s possible another one could.

Congress passed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on Oct. 16. This will allow the government to continue borrowing money through Feb. 7, 2014 and will keep the government open until Jan. 15, 2014, which gives Congress time to pass an actual budget for the 2014 fiscal year, according to the Associated Press.

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