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Additional Phase 35 Spending Period Options (12/7/2018)

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

Local Boards will be allowed to request an extension to spend Phase 35 funds to the end of any month from October 31, 2017 through May 31, 2019. Please note if no end date extension is selected, the spending period for the jurisdiction automatically ends January 31, 2019.

Local Boards may log in with their user ID and password to view the full message.

If you have questions regarding this message, please feel free to contact the EFSP staff at or 703.706.9660.

Phase 35, Fiscal Year 2017 Award Announcements (as of 5/4/2018)

Phase 35, fiscal year 2017, Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding announcements were sent via email May 4, 2018 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 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. To access the Board Plan, Local Boards will need to select Board Plan from the list on the left side of the screen.

Board Plans and State Set-Aside Committee Plans are due to the National Board on June 8, 2018.

Phases 33 and 34 Final Report Submission Deadline (as of 4/11/2018)

The National Board will continue to accept Final Reports for Phases 33 and 34.  There is no penalty for submitting the report late. However, the delay in submission of the Final Report will cause delay in the processing and reviewing the Final Report. EFSP staff are available to assist Local Boards and LROs with their Final Reports as needed. Please call 703-706-9660 for assistance.

EFSP Email Changes (as of June 29, 2016)

Effective July 1, 2016, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) will have two new email addresses. These email addresses will help EFSP be more efficient in processing inquiries and submissions received in the office.

Beginning July 1, 2016, ALL documents submitted by State Set-Aside Committees, Local Boards and LROs via email to the EFSP office must be sent to

On July 1, 2016, the current EFSP email address will change slightly from to Only questions concerning the program should be sent to this email address. Please note as of August 1, 2016, the current email address will not be active. Email sent to the address will not transmit successfully.

Local Boards and LROs may log in with their user ID and password to view the full message.

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

Local Board and LRO Access to the Redesigned Website

Local Board members, including the Chair and contact, should have already received an email that provided your user ID and temporary password.  SSAs and Local Boards should have received emails with the following: 

Local Boards

  • User ID is EFSP six-digit Local Board ID number that was assigned by the National Board (only chair and contact)
  • User ID is email address provided to EFSP (other Local Board members, not Chair and contact)
  • Password was randomly selected
  • User Type is Local Board Member

Note:If you serve on more than one Local Board, you should have received an email with User ID and password information for each.

Local Recipient Organizations (LROs)

Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) should have received an email for each jurisdiction in which your agency received funds.  The email should have included the following:

  • Login/User ID is the  nine-digit EFSP LRO ID that was assigned by the National Board
  • Password was randomly selected
  • User Type is LRO

The various user types have different user rights so you must be logged in appropriately for the access you need.  If you have questions about this email or the EFSP program, please contact our staff. 

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, phone (703) 706-9660, or fax (703) 706-9677.