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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Office Closure (as of October 1, 2021)

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program office will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  The office will reopen on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. EST.



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – IMMINENT LOSS OF FUNDING (as of 8.31.2021)

Notification regarding funding was sent to the chair and contact for all jurisdictions and all State Set-Aside (SSA) Committees awarded funds in Phases 37, CARES and 38.

The deadlines to submit Phases 37, CARES and 38 Board Plans and SSA Committee Plans have passed. However, Local Boards and SSA Committees that did not meet the deadlines may still submit plans to EFSP not later than Monday, September 20, 2021. The chair and contact for each Local Board and SSA Committee may access the plans after logging into the EFSP website, www.efsp.unitedway.org, with their 6-digit user ID and password.

Deadline to submit Phases 35 and 36 Final Reports have also passed. Local Boards may still submit the Final Reports via the EFSP website after logging in with their 6-digit user ID and password not later than Monday, September 20, 2021.

EFSP has processed all Phases 37, CARES and 38 Local Board Plans and Phases 35 and 36 Final Reports that have been submitted to the National Board.

Local Boards and SSA Committees may view the full message after signing in with their user ID and password. Contact the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) office only if you have questions about outstanding items. While reading the message, please note that all of the items may not apply to your Local Board. You may disregard those items that do not apply to your jurisdiction.



Communicating with EFSP Office Reminder (as of November 13, 2020)

This message is a reminder regarding communicating with the Emergency Food and Shelter Program office.

  • Local Boards and LROs needing to submit information to the EFSP National Board may fax to (703) 706-9677 or scan and email small documents to documentstoefsp@uww.unitedway.org.
  • Any inquiries regarding the EFSP may be sent via email to efsp@uww.unitedway.org. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during office hours, staff is available to receive calls at 703-706-9660.


DUNS Numbers and Associated Information Reminder (as of August 24, 2020)

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 or emailed to documentstoefsp@uww.unitedway.orgSimply providing the DUNS number alone does not fulfill the EFSP’s requirements; the form must be completed in its entirety.