EFSP Phase 41

Thank you to all LROs who applied for Phase 41 funding. The Local Board has awarded all of the $907,114 Phase 41 funds awarded to the Austin/Travis and Williamson Counties jurisdiction to 13 Local Recipient Organizations (LROs).

Phase 41 Details and Dates
Phase 41 EFSP funds can only be used for costs incurred for Travis and Williamson Counties during the Phase 41 program period. The spending period starts on October 1, 2022 and ends on December 31, 2024. Expenses can be back dated to October 1, 2022. Note: if the National EFSP Board releases an option for a later end date, the Local Board may select a later end date.

Orientation Materials
Phase 41 Orientation Slides
Phase 41 Orientation Recording
Phase 41 FAQ

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funding (EFSP) Notice for Phase 41

The Austin/Travis & Williamson Counties EFSP Board anticipates receiving federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be granted to private nonprofits or units of government who are eligible to receive federal funds and have the capacity to manage federal grants and deliver eligible services. Funds must be used to supplement and extend services to serve permanent residents of and transients within Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas.

The National EFSP Board has not announced the Phase 41 spending dates or award amount for the Austin/Travis and Williamson Counties jurisdiction. Organizations can request the full amount of their eligible expenses and are not limited to requesting the amount awarded in past phases. 

Phase 41 Application Materials
Phase 41 Application Instructions
Phase 41 Application
Phase 41 Cover Form
Please submit your Phase 41 Application and Cover Form via our application form at this link. Applications are due by November 20 at 5:00 p.m. CST. No late submissions will be accepted.

Important Dates
– November 10, 10:00a.m. CST: Phase 41 Bidder’s Conference (Register Here)
– November 20, 5:00p.m. CST: Phase 41 Applications Due (Submit via this form)

Phase 41 Bidder’s Conference
The Phase 41 Bidder’s Conference was held on Friday, November 10. Please find slides and a recording from the presentation below.
Bidder’s Conference Slides
Bidder’s Conference Recording (skip to the 3:00 minute mark)
Phase 41 FAQ

If you plan to apply for Phase 41 funding, you will need to provide an updated UEI number through the National EFSP website ASAP. You can refer to instructions in the mailchimp newsletter on UEI updates here.

For details, see http://www.atwcefsp.org/. For questions, contact Kelley Abell, kelleya@woollardnicholstorres.com, (737) 295-0873.

FY 2023 Humanitarian Relief Funding Guidance is now available!

Note: Please find the most updated FY2023 Humanitarian Relief Funding Guidance via the National EFSP Board Website at this link.

A useful webinar on Humanitarian Relief Funding can be found HERE by scrolling down to Recorded Presentations

To allow more opportunities for agencies to submit applications for funding, there will be multiple open application periods:

QuarterApplication AvailableEligible Reimbursement PeriodLRO App Submission Deadline To LBLB App Submission Deadline To NB
101/02/2023 – 02/17/202310/01/2022 – 12/31/202202/17/202302/24/2023
204/03/2023 – 05/15/202301/01/2023 – 03/31/202305/15/202305/22/2023
307/01/2023 – 08/11/202304/01/2023 – 06/30/202308/11/202308/18/2023
410/01/2023 – 11/10/202307/01/2023 – 09/30/202311/10/202311/17/2023

Applications will be completed online by visiting www.efsp.unitedway.org and clicking on the Humanitarian Funding Info tab. They will be sent to the Local Board to review before they submit the applications to the National Board for review and award determination. Complete applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on the submission deadline date. You may view the application and required supplemental information starting on page 27 of the FY 2023 Humanitarian Relief Funding Guidance document.

Funding is available to agencies who provide eligible services to families and individuals encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Humanitarian Relief Application consists of five categories of service. All expenditures made by agencies must fall within one of the categories.

  • Primary – includes only food and shelter
  • Secondary – includes, but is not limited to, health/medical services
  • Administrative – includes, but is not limited to, permanent and temporary staff overtime, and postage
  • Equipment and Assets – includes purchases and leases, and necessary renovations to make facilities safe, sanitary, and compliant with local codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Transportation – includes local and long-distance travel (e.g. taxi, bus, air, train) for families and individuals encountered by DHS and for agency staff that may be required to assist them while traveling.

To read more about these categories and the documentation required for this funding opportunity, please read the FY 2023 Humanitarian Relief Funding Guidance which can also be found on our Resources & Documents page. For more information about EFSP funds in general, please visit our FAQ page for more information