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CGMA Support

CGMA remains committed to providing what it can for the Coast Guard family. Although the amount limits remain the same (as below), all paygrades (military and civilian) are now eligible to apply.

Assistance Available During Lapse

  • Member with dependents: $1,000
  • Member without dependents: $750
  • Cadets: $200


All Coast Guard Military and Civilian personnel

Military & Non-Furloughed Civilians

  • Complete the CGMA-ARC form, which needs to be signed by your command. (do not use Form-12 when submitting to ARC)
  • Access the American Red Cross site at: and create an account. For Assistance Call the Red Cross at 877-272-7337
  • Once you create an account you can submit a request for assistance. You will need to upload the CGMA-ARC form as part of this process.

Furloughed Civilians

Note Documents are provided in pdf format. CG Cyber Security measures may prevent you from opening pdf files directly. If so, you can right-click on the link and select "Save As" after you save the item it can then be opened and used as needed. Contact CGMA-HQ if you have any questions.


We realize that sometimes there are situations that are far outside the normal circumstances of most members and their families. Therefore, CGMAHQ will consider any special or unique circumstances for members not included in the limitations described above on a case by case basis. If you believe your circumstances are unique enough to warrant special consideration, you need to submit an Application for Assistance (Form 5) and a Budget Form (Form 15). These forms should be routed through your chain of command to your local CGMA representative.

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