Despite the shutdown, FEMA workers remain on the job, helping Coloradans hit hardest by flooding last month.
FEMA says 245 corps members are working throughout the state. Their eight recovery centers statewide, including one for El Paso County located in Colorado Springs, are still open.
The state is hoping FEMA will help pay the National Guard soldiers working to rebuild the main highway leading into Rocky Mountain National Park. Right now, Colorado is picking up the tab because of the government shutdown.