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Phases 37, 38 and CARES Final Reports are Available

Phases 37, 38 and CARES Final Reports are available for completion and submission to the National Board. After signing into the website with their user ID and password, Local Boards and Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) must select Final Report from the menu on the left of the screen to access the reports and instructions. Please reference the Final Report section of the EFSP Website Guide and Final Report trainings under Trainings Workshops available on this website for assistance in preparing the Final Report online. LRO reports must be forwarded to Local Boards for review. All LROs must submit spreadsheets with their Final Reports. It is important that the spreadsheet guidance is read in its entirety.  Please ensure all the required elements are provided on the spreadsheets submitted to the National Board to avoid compliance exceptions and delay of future funds.

If a LRO is required to submit documentation to the National Board, they must include the documentation (vendor invoices and proofs of payment) along with the spreadsheets for each funded category as well as the e-signed LRO Final Report and send them to your Local Board for review.  Do not submit individual LRO Final Reports directly to the National Board.  LROs unsure of their spending period should contact their Local Board.  Local Boards have been advised of each LRO’s submission status with the Final Report notification.

Final Reports are due not later than January 31, 2022. Early submissions are appreciated. If a jurisdiction was funded in more than one Phase, the Final Reports for Phases 37, CARES and 38 must be submitted and organized separately. If the Final Report online submission is missing for one or more Phases, it will NOT be reviewed until the submission for all the funded Phases are received.

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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE (as of November 23, 2021)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a foundational member of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board and would like to share with our family of partner agencies information regarding its COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought grief to every corner of our nation, taking the lives of over 700,000 people. FEMA is committed to reducing the financial burden of these deaths and is providing individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses with funding for eligible costs.  Since FEMA began the program, over one billion dollars in assistance has already been distributed.

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. Like other federal assistance, these funds cannot be used in duplication of other programs.  We are seeking your assistance to help get the word out to individuals who may be eligible to apply. Click here on FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for guidance and eligibility requirements and types of services funded.  Instructions on how to apply for this assistance through FEMA’s dedicated helpline at 1-844-684-6333 can also be found on the website.

Helpline representatives are trained to provide personal application support and answer any questions regarding program eligibility. Since this program is not administered by United Way Worldwide or the EFSP National Board, all questions should be referred to the FEMA Helpline or its website, https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance, for more information. 

We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing this program with your community and partner agencies so more people are aware of this financial resource.



Communicating with EFSP Office Reminder

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.