The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. was established in 1994 and recognized as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation by the Internal Revenue Service in 1996. Its primary mission is to provide financial assistance on an emergency relief basis to Soldiers and Airmen currently serving in the Georgia National Guard or full-time federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard. It is self-funded and relies totally on donations and fund-raising events to support its mission.
An emergency or crisis situation is an event beyond the control of the application that requires financial assistance. Applications should be verified as an EMERGENCY situation and the UNIT VALIDATION CERTIFICATION MUST BE SIGNED by the Commander or the full-time Battalion Administrative Officer designated by the Commander after counseling with applicant to determine that request for emergency financial assistance is a valid need, that applicant has exhausted all resources available and to confirm that applicant is in “good standing” with the Unit regarding attendance, training and lack of disciplinary actions.
Two types of requests for EMERGENCY RELIEF ASSISTANCE are available: GRANTS or LOANS
GRANTS are considered when applicants are faced with extreme financial hardship and do not have the ability to repay a Loan. Grants do not have to be repaid.
LOANS are considered when a financial hardship is temporary in nature, such as a SHORT TERM military pay problem or delay. Applicants will be required to sign a non-interest-accruing promissory note with a specified repayment plan. Interest free loans must be repaid by ACH Debits, from checking or savings account, cash, check or money order. Fees and penalties will be applied for insufficient or late penalties.
Emergency situations include, but are not limited to, payments to avoid eviction or foreclosure, utilities to prevent disconnection, vehicle payments to prevent repossession, temporary pay problems, illness, injury, recent loss of employment, natural disaster or destruction of property by fire , water or other man-made destruction. The fund is not intended for long-term or recurring financial support. Neither is the fund to be used to alleviate situations caused by failure to follow proper routine pay procedures. Eligibility requires that applicant must be MOSQ/AFSC Qualified and assigned to a MTOE/TDA or ANG UNIT and must be receiving UTA or ADOS pay from their assigned unit for a minimum of three consecutive months. (Soldier’s or Airmen assigned to an RSP or student flight are not eligible for assistance).
If you are faced with a financial emergency for basic needs, contact your Commander, First Sergeant, Administrative Officer, Readiness NCO, Supervisor or Family Assistance Specialist to apply for Emergency Relief Assistance.
In all cases, APPLICANTS are encouraged to contribute to the FOUNDATION when their financial situation improves. In this way, Georgia National Guard Members and their families can be helped during financial hardship. You can make a tax-free donation at our website: www.georgiaguardfamily.org; when filing Form 500 of your State of Georgia Tax Return; through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC # 70602), the State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP 177000), or simply by mail. All support is recognized and appreciated.