Shelter and Services Program


To provide funding to non-federal entities that serve noncitizen migrants recently released from DHS custody to temporarily provide shelter, food, transportation, acute medical care, personal hygiene supplies, and labor necessary to manage cases to provide these services; and, To provide funding to non-federal entities to increase their capacity to temporarily shelter noncitizen migrants recently released from DHS custody, including renovations and modifications to existing facilities. Priorities The safe, orderly, and humane release of noncitizen migrants from DHS short-term holding facilities. Performance Measures Performance measures for SSP recipients are: ? Number of meals provided; ? Number of nights of lodging provided; ? Number of noncitizen migrants transported; ? Number of acute medical care items provided, by type; ? Number of personal hygiene supplies provided, by type; and ? Number of hours of labor paid to manage cases to provide these services. FEMA will calculate and analyze the above metrics through a review of programmatic performance reports and award monitoring to ensure that the funds are expended for their intended purpose and achieve the stated outcomes in the grant application.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 117-328
To support sheltering and related activities provided by non-federal entities, including facility improvements and construction, in support of relieving overcrowding in short-term holding facilities of CBP.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). These eligible applicants must demonstrate the capability, either internally or through a partnership, to provide the SSP allowable activity proposed for funding. Funding will not be provided to any applicant that charges any noncitizen migrant for services.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Eligible nonprofits will need to provide evidence of their status as a nonprofit organization. Eligible applicants should refer to Section D - Application and Submission Information of the Sheltering and Services Program (SSP) funding opportunity announcement to identify all required content of an application. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). FEMA does not require these organizations to provide recognition of exemption. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in their State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Notification of award approval is made via FEMA's Grant Outcomes (FEMA GO) system through automatic electronic mail to the recipient's authorized official listed in the initial application. The recipient should follow the directions in the notification to confirm acceptance of the award. Recipients must accept their awards no later than 45 days from the award date. The recipient shall notify FEMA of its intent to accept and proceed with work under the award or provide a notice of intent to decline through FEMA GO system. Funds will remain on hold until the recipient accepts the award through FEMA GO system and all other conditions of the award have been satisfied or until the award is otherwise rescinded. Failure to accept a grant award within the 45-day timeframe may result in a loss of funds. Recipients should refer to Section F - (1) Notice of Award - of the NOFO for additional information on Federal award acceptance and administration.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for further information
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria for selecting applicants are listed in the NOFO and may include information such as CBP data and prior applications to the Emergency Food and Shelter-Humanitarian program.
How may assistance be used?
Transportation, Lodging, Food, Supplies (persona land acute medical), clothing, labor, interpreters, Outreach/information, IT assistance, Construction to include necessary maintenance, but not change the footprint of the building. Any entity that receives funds from a grant under this section may not use the grant for any activity other than those expressly stated in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Refer to the NOFO
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. These audits are due to the cognizant federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) have the authority to audit at anytime up to three years post award closure.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-federal entity records pertinent to a federal award generally must be maintained for at least three years from the date the final Federal Financial Report ("FFR") is submitted. See 2 C.F.R. ? 200.334. Further, if the recipient does not submit a final FFR and the award is administratively closed, FEMA uses the date of administrative closeout as the start of the general record retention period.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of performance is 31 months for all projects. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Resilience/Grant Programs Directorate/Office of Grants Administration
400 C Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024 USA
Phone: 202-853-2230
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22 Estimate Not Available FY 23 est $363,800,000.00; FY 24 Estimate Not Available - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 est $8,000,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2023 is the first year for the program. Congress appropriated $800 million. $425 million has been distributed through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program-Humanitarian. $363,800,000 is available for the Shelter and Service Program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The following 2 C.F.R. Part 200 requirements apply to this assistance listing: Subpart A, Acronyms and Definitions Subpart B, General Provisions Subpart C, Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards Subpart D, Post-Federal Award Requirements Subpart E, Cost Principles Subpart F, Audit Requirements
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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