Community Outreach Grant Recipients Announced

The MOAA Military Family Initiative (MFI) has announced the grant recipients of its inaugural community outreach grant program. 

MOAA chapters receiving a portion of the $25,000 in grants are

  • Falcon’s Landing (Va.) Chapter: $5,000, Community Veterans Collaboration;
  • Luke (Ariz.) Chapter: $5,000, Active Duty Family Food/Financial Assistance;
  • Northeast Arkansas Chapter: $3,542, Rescue/Service Dog Program;
  • Grand Strand (S.C.) Chapter: $5,000 (two programs), Veteran Poverty-Assistance/Veterans “Stand Down” Day Community Collaboration;
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter: $3,229, Summer Camp for Children of Fallen; and
  • South Central Florida Chapter: $3,229, Community Veterans Collaboration.

The grant program awards grants to MOAA councils or chapters actively providing direct programs and services to uniformed servicemembers and veteran families in their local communities in one of eight areas of critical family need: housing, food assistance, employment, health (including behavioral health), family strength, community reintegration, financial and legal assistance, and transportation.

In addition, each of the top four highest scoring chapters will receive a supplemental grant of $1,250 from the Homes for Heroes Foundation. 

In this first grant cycle, the MOAA MFI received nine applications. Seven were considered eligible by a panel of seven judges comprising select members of the MOAA MFI and MOAA board of directors. To be eligible for a grant, MOAA councils or chapters must be actively involved in the delivery of community services and must meet basic grant administration requirements. Learn more about the grants.