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Phase 38, Fiscal Year 2020 Funding (as of December 28, 2020)

Phase 38, fiscal year 2020, Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding announcements were made on December 22, 2020. The chair and contact for all qualifying jurisdictions and all State Set-Aside (SSA) Committees were notified via email. Phase 38 Local Board Plans and SSA Committee Plans are available on the EFSP website. The chair and contact for each Local Board and SSA Committee may access the plans after logging into the EFSP website with their user ID and password.

Board Plans and SSA Committee Plans are due to the National Board on February 5, 2021.  If a Local Board or SSA Committee cannot meet the deadline, plans may still be submitted to EFSP until further notice. However, the delay in submission of the Local Board Plan or SSA Committee Plan will cause delay in the processing and approving of plans to release funds to Local Recipient Organizations (LROs).

Please continue to check Latest News for the most recent program information.

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
  • Any inquiries regarding the EFSP may be sent via email to 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.

Phases 35 and 36 Final Reports Submission Deadline - October 23, 2020!

Final Reports for Phases 35 and 36 are available on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) website.  Notice of Final Reports availability was sent to Local Boards on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. In the notice, Local Boards were advised that the deadline to submit Final Reports to the National Board is Friday, October 23, 2020.  If you have not submitted your jurisdiction’s Final Reports, please submit them by the deadline.

Local Boards must ensure LROs complete and submit Final Reports with spreadsheets via the EFSP website for review and approval. After receiving reports from funded LROs, Local Boards must review and approve each submission. Instructions for completing reports, submitting documentation, if requested, and the return of unspent funds are available on the website under the password protected section for Local Boards and LROs.  Please read the instructions on the Local Board homepage and under Final Reports on the website before contacting the LROs as there are significant changes to the submission of spreadsheets requirements.

Using the Local Board ID number and password, Local Boards may access Final Report information and instructions. In addition to the instructions for completing Final Reports from the National Board, pre-recorded trainings and the EFSP Website Guide is available under the password protected section of the website; it is recommended that you reference these resources for guidance.

Local Boards and LROs may access the full message by logging into the website. If you have questions regarding this message, please feel free to contact the EFSP staff at or 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.