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Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department Of Homeland Security
CFDA #: 97.024

Deadlines and process...


Both the State Set-Aside Committee and the Local Board have 25 working days from the date of notification to complete their work.

Note: When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Under Program Guidelines the Local Boards have 25 working days to respond to the National Board notification of a jurisdiction's award. This encourages a rapid turn around of funding requests at the local level. The National Board staff then reviews the Local Board Plan, checks the program compliance status of the organizations recommended by the Local Board, and then begins issuing checks. That process takes an average of four to six weeks depending upon the quality of the Local Board Plan as well as the timeliness of the submission.

Preapplication Coordination

At the local level, following award notification, a Local Board is formed. That board then advertises the availability of the funds to local nonprofit agencies and governments. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Note: This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.


Since the basic decision-making process is carried out at the local level, the National Board requires Local Boards to establish an appeals process and to handle all appeals promptly. Suggestions on approaches to this process appear in the Program Guidelines. Those cases that cannot be handled locally should be referred to the National Board giving details on action that has been taken up to that point. Any allegations regarding fraud or the misuse of funds should be referred directly to the FEMA Office of Inspector General.

Note: In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).


Not applicable. Each phase (fiscal year) is a new program.

Note: In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.