Veteran Support Grant 

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NGAM - National Guard Association of Michigan

 

Phone:  517.944.1676

Email:  NGAM-VSG@outlook.com

WELCOME!

The use of a National Guard Association of Michigan (NGAM) Veteran Support Grant (VSG) is intended to assist veterans in need.  Veterans; families and organizations that support veterans of Michigan (directly or indirectly); current members of NGAM; and other currently serving military members of Michigan may apply.  All grant requests must align with one of these four priorities:

Education: Family support and engagement, mentoring and career exposure

Financial Stability: Helping veterans learn marketable job skills, access to education, career technical and job readiness training

Health: Basic needs support for veterans and families including food, shelter, rent, utility assistance and transportation

Quality of Life: Needs which include but are not limited to programs or projects that improve the daily lives of members eligible to receive grant proceeds

NGAM requires all grant recipients to report the outcome of funding assistance provided. Outcomes should be measureable and can be articulated by:

1) Output (goods or services produced by activities). Example: Number of shelter bed nights or meals served.

2) Outcome (a desired change in knowledge, skills, behavior, or status). Example: Increased personal skills, becoming employed, gaining permanent housing.

3) Measure (a way of collecting data to determine whether a result has been achieved or a goal met).  Example: If the goal is to increase skills, the measure may be the score on a skills test or staff observations recorded in a case file or score sheet.

4) Targets (goals set by a program compared to the funding award and funding period).  Example: Number of services provided, number of clients served, realistic outputs from an activity, and outcomes of program participants.

The application requires an explanation of your need, how it aligns with one of our four priorities, and exactly how the VSG funding will be used.  NGAM is interested in knowing if funds are invested wisely, but more importantly we want to know we are making a positive impact on veterans and their families. Please give us all the detail you can while explaining your need, and later your results.

BEFORE APPLYING ONLINE:  Please be prepared to submit a copy of the DD214 (or other proof of military membership) along with documents supporting the desired dollar amount requested.  If you are requesting repairs to your home or vehicle, you MUST submit at least two current estimates (must have been obtained within the past 30 days). Additionally, all contractors for home repairs must be willing to accept installments (25% down with balance upon completion) and be able to provide proof of being licensed, bonded and insured.

Documents for outstanding bills MUST reflect unpaid balances and include the name and address of the creditor owed.  The veteran CANNOT be paid directly for any expenses.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a two-step application process.  First, complete the online application and second, submit all documents via email to NGAM-VSG@outlook.com WITHIN 24 HOURS.

Normal processing time for all applications is 45 days.

Please click the APPLY NOW button below to continue once you have assembled all of your documents.

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