MOAA Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Grant Application

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REMINDER: MOAA will NOT ask you to provide your Social Security number or bank information over the phone or in response to an email. DO NOT provide this information unless asked for through a secure link via an email from relief@moaa.org. A MOAA staff member will only ask for this information and provide you a secure link to send if you are being awarded a grant, and the request will come directly from relief@moaa.org. Please email relief@moaa.org or call the MOAA Member Service Center at (800) 234-6622 if you feel uncomfortable about a request and would like to verify authenticity.   

NOTE FROM MOAA: You can now fill out the new digital application, which is easier and faster to complete. We will continue to make the PDF form available, but MOAA recommends using the digital application if possible.


(Form last updated March 8, 2021; for questions about this application, please contact MOAA's Member Service Center at 800- 234-6622 or e-mail msc@moaa.org)

 

Eligibility

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Grants are available to currently serving, veterans with honorable discharges, or caregivers of the same. You’ll be asked to prove negative financial impact from the COVID-19 crisis as part of the application process. National MOAA or MOAA chapter membership is not a requirement, and members won’t receive preference. All ranks are eligible. Preference will be given to those ineligible for other relief programs, such as service relief societies.

 

What We Will Help With

  • Rent (a lease agreement or rent bill can be submitted, however, the applicant must be able to provide proof of the submitted rent being paid if they are a recipient of this grant) 
  • Mortgage
  • Auto Loan/Lease
  • Utilities (electric, water, heat)
  • Cellphone payments
  • Internet access
  • Additional grant categories, outside of the list above, will be considered on a case-by case basis.

 

If you are awarded a grant, funds will be disbursed to you pending submission of verification information requested in the award email. If you have not provided required documentation as requested within 30 days of the foundation sending the award email, your grant award offer will expire, and you will need to submit a new application for consideration.

 

What to Include With Your Completed Application

When submitting your application, please be sure to provide proof of negative financial impact (layoff, reduced hours, etc.) because of the COVID-19 crisis when submitting your application. You will also need to include copies of debt documentation (for example: a utility bill, apartment lease and/or late notice), along with your application and proof of negative financial impact. If these items are not included with the application, it will not be accepted or judged.

 

Complete applications and additional documentation (proof of negative financial impact and copies of debt documentation) can be sent to relief@moaa.org

 

Learn more about MOAA's COVID-19 Relief Fund, including how to donate, here.

 

Find more COVID-19 resources and guidance, including links to DoD and VA materials, here.