Assistance

Programs

General Information

When verified, documented and justified, assistance may be considered to assist eligible clients with meeting their financial needs.
While it is not possible to describe every type of assistance, this non-inclusive list contains the most common needs facing our clients. .
To apply contact your local CGMA Representative.
"We Look After Our Own"

Programs

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EMERGENCY
ASSISTANCE

Assistance when an emergency condition arises suddenly, is unforeseen and urgent. One that requires immediate attention to prevent a serious financial or personal hardship on the client.

EDUCATION
PROGRAMS

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Education grants and loans foster long-term financial well-being by helping Coast Guard families pursue their academic goals through post-secondary education.

GENERAL
ASSISTANCE

General Assistance provided when unexpected events or expenses, not immediately endangering personal or requiring urgent help, cause a serious financial burden and financial need is demonstrated.

ADOPTION
ASSISTANCE

CGMA helps families who are adopting a child. Grants to assist with the cost of the home study and loans when the client does not have all the funds necessary to proceed with the adoption process.

ASSISTED
REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES

Assistance is available for clients wishing to engage in a recognized fertility treatment program or associated costs not covered by TRICARE for themselves or their spouse, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg/sperm, cryopreservation, surrogacy or other forms of assisted reproductive technology.

BREAST MILK
SHIPMENT PROGRAM

Financial assistance to eligible families with out-of-pocket costs associated with shipping breast milk while the mother is away from home for more than 72 hours due to deployment, underway period, temporary duty (TDY), excused absences, or business trip.

DEBT MANAGEMENT -
FINANCIAL COUNSELING

Assistance to help our clients become good financial managers of their income by creating a financial condition to allow the client to live frugally while paying off obligations in a responsible manner.

DISASTER
RESPONSE

In the time of a major disaster, CGMA's initial objective is to rapidly provide emergency assistance for evacuation and cash needed to meet basic living expenses such as food, shelter and clothing.

HOUSING
ASSISTANCE

Assistance for clients with a demonstrated financial need, to purchase, sell, or refinance a current or former primary residence, or to establish a household or obtain housing when moving to a new area.

LAYETTE
PROGRAM

The Layette Program provides a layette package (containing a receiving blanket, outfits and other items for a newborn child) to families of the Coast Guard community following the birth or adoption a child.

MEDICAL & DENTAL
ASSISTANCE

Assistance for extraordinary, unexpected, medically required; medical, dental or hospital expenses where a demonstrated financial need remains, after having utilized all available resources.

OCONUS RENTAL CAR
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

A loan of up to $1000 may be issued to members who have reported to a new PDS OCONUS to assist with renting a car while waiting for their POV to arrive.

PCS CHILD CARE REIMBURSEMENT

Assistance for Active Duty and ADOS Reserve members faced with increased child care needs while relocating as a direct result of PCS orders with a Government authorized and funded shipment of HHG.

PCS Programs

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance PCS programs are here to help Coast Guard families with an easier and smoother transition during PCS season.

QUICK LOAN
PROCESS

Loans of $1,500 or less, designed to address immediate, essential financial need while requiring fewer steps and potentially less detailed documentation than the standard assistance request process.

RAISE GRANT
PROGRAM

This program is intended to focus on introducing youth to a broad array of aviation opportunities through financial support for age-appropriate, aviation-focused educational and experiential activities.

SPECIAL NEEDS
SUPPORT

Special Needs Support provides financial assistance to certain clients with dependents registered in the Coast Guard Special Needs Program who have special needs and those with the need for Respite Care.

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