One22 Announces Shutdown Relief Grants

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One22 Announces Shutdown Relief Grants

Those who want to help ease the strain on workers affected by the federal shutdown, and those who are struggling because of the shutdown, are invited to turn to One22’s Emergency Assistance Program which has been a source of assistance for local families facing loss of employment, loss of housing, medical crisis, death, deportation, or natural disaster for more than 15 years. Today, a newly designated Shutdown Relief Grant can help many local families facing a new emergency— loss of income due to the federal government shutdown.

With a lead gift from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and support from Snake River Grill and other donors, One22 has launched Shutdown Relief Grants for local families. These grants are intended to assist families with unmet needs, interest on nascent personal loans, or other expenses. Several local banking institutions have produced new loan products to provide relief for this crisis, many with low or no fees; others with flexible options for supporting their customers during this situation.

“Many businesses and services are offering discounts or other kinds of help,” said Sharel Lund Love, Executive Director. “But the bottom line for most people who are now dealing with the loss or postponement of a second paycheck is that they simply need some financial help to get through this, and we are very grateful to those who are contributing to the fund to help this growing need.”

There are approximately 300 federal employees in Teton County and an undetermined number of residents who depend on government-contracted work. “Many affected families have expressed the need to dip into savings and to make very contentious spending choices.” said Love. “With a variety of resources available, our goal through One22 Shutdown Relief Grants is to help our neighbors navigate towards the specific help they need in order to manage their affairs and to avoid defaults or damage to their credit due to this crisis.” Love said that because this shutdown is unprecedented, it’s nearly impossible to predict the scope of the need or impact over the long haul.

“Sometimes in crises like these, we can’t fully see the effects until months down the road. When the back pay comes in after the shutdown, a family might find all that money going immediately out the door to bills, and then find themselves left with little or nothing to live off for the month,” said Carey Stanley, Director of Programs at One22. “One22 is here to help now and in the future.”

More information about this special category of Critical Incident Relief/Emergency Assistance can be found at

For those in need -- Assistance is available at One22 for all people in need in the Greater Teton community.  Shutdown Relief Grants are intended for both federal employees and others who attest to financial effects of the temporary federal government shutdown, and are intended for use towards fees and interest associated with short term loans, as well as other expenses related to loss of work. Applications are available online and at some financial institutions. Families or individuals in need are encouraged to call One22 to schedule an appointment with  a client service specialist.

For businesses or organizations offering assistance -- A list of local resources for families affected by the shutdown is available at To add your organization’s discount, program, or offer to One22’s Shutdown Resource List, please send details via email to Updates will be made to our website as soon as possible.

For those wishing to help -- Initial gifts have allowed for the launch of these grants; however, the length of the shutdown and community need are unknown at this time. Fundraising continues. Contributions can be made at or by mail. Donors wishing for more information should contact Sharel Lund Love at One22 directly.

Local Resources for Families Affected by the Shutdown

Please find below a list list of local resources, discounts and services for families and individuals affected by the shutdown. To add your business’ offers for federal employees, please email Our list of resources will be updated on a regular basis and posted online.

Assistance for Local Families Affected by the Temporary Federal Government Shutdown

Last updated: January 24, 2019

Financial Assistance:

One22’s Shutdown Relief Fund can assist families affected by the loss of income. With an attestation to the effects of the shutdown, local families and individuals can rapidly receive grants to cover the interest on a nascent personal loan, a loan payment, or other expenses up to $1000. One22’s Emergency Financial Assistance program can also support residents or employees of Teton County, WY, to help stabilize during a time of financial crisis. Applications are available online (, and those in need can call 307-739-4500 for information or an appointment.

Local banking institutions have a variety of options and products for customers affected by the shutdown, including but not limited to waived fees for loans, flexibility to delay loan and mortgage payments, and the elimination of overdraft charges. Please contact your financial institution to inquire and advise them you are affected by the shutdown.

Utility Bills:

St. John’s Episcopal Church can help individuals with who cannot pay their utility bills.  Through their program, community members can receive assistance with utility bills.  For more information or to apply for this program please contact Liz Collins at 307-733-2603. 

Food Assistance:

Jackson Whole Grocer’s Federal Worker Appreciation Program is offering individuals affected by the shutdown up to $200 line of credit a week as well as 10% discount on all purchases. No payment required until the government reopens. Contact Customer Service for more information: 733-0450.

The Jackson Food Cupboard can help individuals who need food assistance during the government shutdown.   The Jackson Cupboard is open Monday and Thursday from 4pm – 6pm and Wednesdays from 10am -12pm.  On Fridays, the Jackson Cupboard hosts Free Food Fridays to help reduce food waste.  The public is welcome to come and take perishable food items.  The food is set out from 10:30am-3pm at the St. John’s Episcopal Church parking lot.  Please email or call 307-699-2163 for information on the Jackson Cupboard programs. 
The Good Samaritan Mission is also available to help individuals who need food assistance.  The Mission provides food boxes to families or individuals in need when the Jackson Cupboard is closed.  The Mission also provides short-term housing for employed seasonal workers. For more information about the Mission’s programs please call 307-733-3165 or come by the Mission at 285 W. Pearl Ave. Jackson, WY 83001.
Hole Food Rescue helps to reduced food waste in Teton County by distributing excess food to organizations.  Hole Food Rescue manages the JH Food Help website that lists all the locations for free or reduced meals in Jackson.  Go to view or download the map.  

One22 can also assist clients in need with grocery cards and vouchers.


Snow King Mountain Resort is offering free lift tickets on weekdays for federal employees (with government ID).

Inversion Yoga is offering two weeks of unlimited classes free for federal employees (with government ID). Inversion is located at 290 N. Milward St.; 733-3038.

National Museum of Wildlife Art is offering free admission for federal employees plus one guest.

Revolution Cycling is offering two free weeks of classes for federal employees. Requires proof of federal employment.

General resources:

VOAD: Teton County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a group of local organizations that assist in times of disaster. To learn more about Teton County VOAD and all the member organizations please go to


Statewide resources:

For other resources in the state of Wyoming or neighboring states, please visit