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Additional Spending Period End Dates for Phases 39, ARPAR and 40

This notice is to advise that the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) voted to grant additional spending period end dates beyond those offered initially when the Local Board Plans for Phases 39, ARPAR and 40 were made available to Local Boards.  Local Boards will be given the option to extend their jurisdictions’ spending periods to allow more time for Local Recipient Organizations to provide services to individuals and families seeking assistance.  If Local Boards have not submitted their Board Plans for Phases 39, ARPAR and 40, the additional spending period options will be available for selection when the Board Plans are processed for submission to the National Board via the EFSP website.  If Local Boards have submitted their plans, but wish to change their jurisdiction’s spending end date, they may select the Phase End Date Extension Request Form on the EFSP website, which may be found on the EFSP website after logging in with their user ID and password. It is important to note that the spending period selected by the Local Board will apply to each phase in which a jurisdiction is funded and all agencies in the jurisdiction.


The additional spending period end dates are below.


January 31, 2024           February 29, 2024         March 31, 2024

April 30, 2024                May 31, 2024                 June 30, 2024

July 31, 2024                 August 31, 2024             September 30, 2024

October 31, 2024         November 30, 2024       December 31, 2024


An email will be sent to all Local Boards funded in Phases 39, ARPAR and 40 once the database has been updated to reflect the additional spending period options. Please continue to check Latest News on the EFSP website homepage for the most recent program information.


If you have questions regarding this notice, please reach out to EFSP staff via email at or phone at 703.706.9660.


Phase 41 Allocations and Local Board Plan Availability

Phase 41 Allocations and Local Board Plan Availability


This notification is to advise that Phase 41 awards have been determined for qualifying jurisdictions (counties and cities) and State Set-Aside (SSA) Committees across the country and posted on the EFSP website,, under the FY2021/ARPAR/2022/2023 Funding. Phase 41 Allocations may be accessed here. National Board staff is updating materials including, the EFSP Responsibilities and Requirements Manual (EFSP Manual). Once staff has finished updating materials, official award announcements will be made to the Chair and point of contact for qualifying Local Boards and SSA Committees.


This is an update to the earlier notification regarding the Spending Period End Date for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 humanitarian funding awarded to agencies to provide services to individuals and families encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the southern border, including maritime entrances.

In November 2023, the National Board approved and announced an extension of the FY23 Spending Period for humanitarian funding to April 30, 2024. Based on additional feedback, on February 9, 2024, the National Board approved an additional extension for the FY23 Spending Period to May 31, 2024. Only FY23 funding may be spent during this extended period. Any unspent funds from ARPA-H (FY21) and HR22 (FY22) that were awarded to agencies must be returned to the National Board. Please reference the FY23 Humanitarian Relief Funding Guidance for information about eligible expenses. All eligible expenses must be incurred by May 31, 2024. Any unspent funds at the end of the new spending period date must be returned to the National Board. Agencies that received FY23 advanced humanitarian funding will now have to submit Final Reports to the National Board by July 15, 2024. A reminder notification will be sent to agencies regarding the Final Report submission closer to the extended spending deadline of May 31, 2024.