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Additional Phase 35 and Phase 36 Spending Period Options (as of March 18, 2020)

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board has voted to allow Local Boards the option to extend their jurisdiction's Phase 35 and Phase 36 spending period beyond the printed dates already offered previously.

Local Boards may request an extension to spend Phase 35 and Phase 36 funds to the end of any month from October 31, 2017 through May 31, 2020. When selected by the Local Board, the option to extend the jurisdiction's spending period will apply to all LROs in the jurisdiction. Remember, if the Local Board extends the spending period, the next funding cycle (Phase 37) will begin the day after the end of the Phase 35/36 spending period, should the jurisdiction receive funds.

If a Local Board selected a spending end date prior to this notice, they may change it. Local Boards satisfied with the jurisdiction’s spending end date selected originally, do not have to submit an extension request form.

Action Required: Local Boards desiring to change their spending period should access the Phase End Date Extension Request Form on the EFSP website, www.efsp.unitedway.org.

While this extension is available to all Local Boards, it does not mean that Local Boards should delay in submitting their plans, resolving plan problems, submitting outstanding Phase 33 and Phase 34 Final Reports, or having LROs resolve compliance exceptions.

Local Boards may access the full message by logging into the website with their userID and password. If you have questions regarding this message, please feel free to contact the EFSP staff at efsp@uww.unitedway.org or 703.706.9660.



Supplemental Funding Round 2 Local Board Application Available (as of March 17, 2020)

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board has released the LOCAL BOARD APPLICATION for the Round 2 Application Period of the Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance funding. The Local Board application period is March 17, 2020 through April 6, 2020. During this period, Local Boards will review applications submitted by service providers for reimbursement. The Local Board Application will close on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. All applications must be submitted to the National Board via the EFSP website, www.efsp.unitedway.org, by the deadline. No application received after the deadline will be accepted for funding consideration. Early submission of applications is encouraged.

The Local Board Application may be accessed from the EFSP website. Local Boards and a State Set-Aside (SSA) Committee serving as a Local Board for agencies requesting these supplemental funds must complete this application and submit it to the EFSP National Board. To access the application, SSA Committees and Local Boards will need to sign in to the EFSP website, using their user ID and password. After signing in, click on Supplemental Funding from the menu on the left of the screen. Local Board Application Instructions can be found on the EFSP website under the Supplemental Funding Information tab.

The Local Board Application package must be submitted by the deadline of Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.  

If you have questions about the Supplemental Funding, please contact the EFSP staff at suppfund@uww.unitedway.org or 703-706-9660, option 6.



Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance (as of March 13, 2020)

The final reminder that the Local Provider Application for the Round 2 Application Period of the Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance funding for interested applicants to request reimbursement has been sent via email. The application may be accessed via the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) website, www.efsp.unitedway.org, by clicking on the Supplemental Funding Tab.

The deadline to submit ALL local provider applications is Monday, March 16, 2020 by 11:59:59 p.m., ESTNo applications received after the deadline will be accepted for funding consideration. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be voided after the deadline.

Any questions regarding this message or the Round 2 Application Period, please contact EFSP staff at suppfund@uww.unitedway.org or 703-706-9660, option 6. Staff will monitor the suppfund@uww.unitedway.org account over the weekend and respond to inquiries regarding the application.

The Local Board application for the Round 2 Application Period will be made available on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.



Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance (as of February 18, 2020)

The National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) announces the Round 2 Application Period of the Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance funding. The period for agencies to submit an application for reimbursement is February 17 - March 16, 2020.  The deadline for agencies to submit applications for reimbursement is Monday, March 16, 2020 (11:59:59 PM). 

More information about the Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance funding may be found on the homepage of the EFSP website, efsp.unitedway.org, under the Supplemental Funding Info Tab. 



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.