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Shelter and Services Program

The Shelter and Services Program (SSP) is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). SSP provides financial support to non-federal entities to provide humanitarian services to noncitizen migrants following their release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The intent is to support CBP in the safe, orderly, and humane release of noncitizen migrants from short-term holding facilities.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, there are two funding opportunities for SSP:

  • Allocated (SSP-A): SSP-A will be awarded in two rounds, one round available beginning April 12, and a second round to be awarded before the end of Fiscal Year 2024. Only those entities listed in the FY 2024 SSP-A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) are the only eligible applicants for SSP-A.
  • Competitive (SSP-C): Any entity that meets the Applicant Eligibility Criteria in Section C. Eligibility Information in the SSP-C NOFO may apply for SSP-C.

FINAL DATE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS:

SSP-A: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. ET
SSP-C: Wednesday, June 13, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Resources

Before You Apply

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

  1. Review SSP NOFO.
  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 IRS.gov.
  5. Register your organization in FEMA GO and establish an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).

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 an SSP application.

Submit your application through FEMA GO once you have completed the steps above. Get step-by-step instructions through our FEMA GO Startup Guide.

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Annual Funding Totals

FY 2024

Total funding available for fiscal year 2024: $650 million*

SSP-A:

SSP-C:

  • Total: $340.9 million

*$9.1 million is for FEMA Management and Administration costs.

NOFOs and Ancillary Documents

Notices of Funding Opportunities

Shelter and Services Program-Competitive (SSP-C)

Shelter and Services Program-Allocated (SSP-A)

Upcoming Webinars

SSP-A Webinars

FEMA and CBP are hosting closed SSP-A webinars for eligible SSP-A recipients. FEMA will provide eligible recipients with details and registration information about these engagement opportunities via email.

SSP-C Webinars

FEMA and CBP are hosting public SSP-C 101, Grants Management 101, and SSP Documentation webinars for eligible SSP-C applicants. These presentations will provide attendees with an overview of the program, documentation and compliance requirements, and detailed application submission guidance. The session types, dates and times of these sessions are listed below. Please click the link to register in advance.

SSP-C 101
Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C 101
Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C 101
Monday, April 22, 2024, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
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SSP-C Grants Management 101
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C 101
Friday, May 3, 2024, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C Documentation 101
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C 101
Friday, May 17, 2024, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
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SSP-C Grants Management 101
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C Documentation 101
Tuesday, May 28, 2024, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C 101
Monday, June 3, 2024, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET
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SSP-C Hybrid 101
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
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