"In the immediate sense, I don't see any critical services being impacted," Town Administrator John Coderre said Tuesday.
"I think the thing that we're most concerned about is related to the various grants and processing of grant paperwork for different departments over the next month or so."
Meanwhile, as of Tuesday morning, the veterans services office hadn't received calls from veterans or soldiers' families concerned about how the shutdown might affect their benefits, said Kenneth Ferrera, a veterans service officer for the Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District.
Ferrera shared a "Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown" being distributed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The guide has two lists of veterans services: those impacted by the shutdown, and those that are not.
Among those services impacted are:
- Freedom of Information Act requests won't be processed
- The VA's home page will be updated intermittently
- The recruiting and hiring of veteran job applicants will cease
- All VA medical facilities and clinics will remain fully operational
- Education benefit claims processing and payments
- Home loan processing