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Shelter and Services Program

The Shelter and Services Program provides funds to non-federal entities that provide sheltering and other eligible services to noncitizen migrants who have been encountered by the Department of Homeland Security and released from custody while awaiting the outcome of their immigration proceedings.

The intent is to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the safe, orderly, and humane release of noncitizen migrants from short-term holding facilities.


Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET


Before You Apply

Before beginning an application in the FEMA Grants Outcomes system (FEMA GO), you must complete the following:

  1. Review the Shelter and Services Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.
  2. Register, update, or verify your account in the System for Award Management (SAM).
  3. As a part of the SAM registration, register, update, or verify a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).
  4. Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online at
  5. Register your organization in FEMA GO and establish an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).


Sign up to receive information, webinars and technical assistance for SSP.

Get step-by-step instructions through our FEMA GO Startup Guide.

When You Apply

The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. We recommend that you start the pre-application steps well before you submit the application.

Submit your application through FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) once you have completed the steps above.

Annual Funding Totals

FY 2023

Total funding available for fiscal year 2023:

  • Tranche 1: $291 million
  • Tranche 2: $77.3 million
  • Reserve Funding: $12.2 million
  • Total: $363.8 million

View award allocations

NOFOs and Ancillary Documents

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Fiscal Year 2023
The FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity is available on