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EFSP End of Year Office Closure

EFSP Office Closure December 24, 2019 -January 1, 2020

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board office will be closed from December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020 for the end of year holidays. The office will reopen on January 2, 2020.  We hope you have a safe and happy holiday seas and a Happy New Year.

Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance Award Announcements (October 10,2019)

Applications for Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance (SAHA) funding has been reviewed by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board, and funds have been awarded to jurisdictions based on merit.

SAHA Funding Local Board Plans, along with instructions for completing and submitting the plans electronically, will be available on the EFSP website to funded jurisdictions,, not later than Monday, October 14, 2019.  An email notification will be sent to advise that SAHA Local Board Plans are available.

Phase 36, Fiscal Year 2018 Award Announcements (as of 6/17/2019)

Phase 36, fiscal year 2018, Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding announcements were sent via email June 17, 2019 to qualifying jurisdictions and State Set-Aside Committees. There were changes to the program and the submission process for Local Board Plans and LRO Certifications; therefore, Local Boards and Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) are encouraged to read Key Changes and Clarifications, the Phase 35 Responsibilities and Requirements Manual (which will be used to administer Phase 36), the Phase 36 Addendum and the updated Website User Guide. Local Boards and LROs can find these documents on the EFSP website, after logging in with their user ID and password.

EFSP Phase 36 (fiscal year 2018) Funding Update (as of 6/7/2019)

Phase 36 allocations were posted on the EFSP website on May 21, 2019.  Please click on the Phase 36 Awards link (available on the homepage) to view allocations to qualifying jurisdictions and State Set-Aside Committees (SSAs).

The National Board staff has nearly finished updating materials, including the Certification Forms to account for new grant requirements and new program policies and procedures. It is anticipated that Phase 36 award notifications will be sent by email to all qualifying jurisdictions and SSAs on Friday, June 14, 2019.

To view the full message regarding Phase 36, please log into the EFSP website using your login credentials.

DUNS Numbers and Associated Information

DUNS numbers alone are not sufficient for EFSP purposes and neither Local Boards nor LROs can enter this information on the EFSP website. DUNS numbers and associated information are required for all Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) receiving funds under the EFSP.  Funds cannot be released to LROs who have not provided this information.  The DUNS information form and instructions are posted under the Local Board and LRO section of the EFSP website.  This form (third page under the DUNS tab) must be completed accurately and either faxed to (703) 706-9677/9679 or scanned and emailed through the website at  Simply providing the DUNS number alone does not fulfill the EFSP’s requirements; the form must be completed in its entirety.