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EFSP Office Closure (6/20/2019)

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program office will be closed on Thursday, June 20, 2019 for an all day staff training. The office will reopen on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:30 am ET.



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 efsp@unitedway.org.  Simply providing the DUNS number alone does not fulfill the EFSP’s requirements; the form must be completed in its entirety.



Registering on the EFSP Website

If you did not receive the email initially sent to all Local Board and State-Set Aside Chairs, contacts, and Board members as well as to Local Recipient Organizations with your login credentials.  Please use the "forgot password" link on the EFSP website by entering:

  • Local Board ID number for Local Board Chairs and contacts (6 digits only)
  • LRO ID number for funded agencies (9 digits only)
  • Email address for all other Local Board members

Provided your email address matches EFSP's records, your login credentials will be emailed to you.

The various user types have different user rights, so you must be logged in appropriately for the access you need.  Should you need additional assistance, please contact our office via email at efsp@unitedway.org, phone (703) 706-9660, or fax (703) 706-9677.