Busted Pipes Have You Seeing Red? The MFFA Grant Can Put You Back in the Black.

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MADISON, WI – January 30, 2019 – The Military Family Financial Aid (MFFA) is a grant program funded by Wisconsin residents for Service members and their eligible dependents with unexpected financial needs. Grant applications are received and processed by the Service Member Support Division (SMSD) Family Assistance Team. Applicants who file for an MFFA grant must live in Wisconsin and be a currently serving member of the Armed Forces or be an eligible dependent.

The recent winter blast of extreme temperatures and heavy snow may have left military families experiencing financial hardships.

Frozen and busted pipes, house fires, broken down furnaces, automobile accidents from black ice and snow drifts, an automobile with a dead battery, and similar weather-related incidents may qualify for relief under the MFFA grant.  To qualify for the grant, the applicant must show the financial hardship is not covered by other resources like insurance, American Red Cross, or other community agencies.

Are you interested in learning more about the program? Visit our website at www.wisconsinmilitary.org/mffa.

If you, or someone you know, experiences an unexpected financial hardship connected to the recent winter conditions, unemployment, underemployment, delayed paycheck(s) due to the government shut-down, unexpected medical expenses, or something not mentioned here, contact us.  Our subject matter experts are standing by and want to help.

The SMSD Family Assistance team are subject matter experts on the MFFA program and the application process. The team provided assistance with getting finances back in the black to more than 28 grant applicants averaging $2,300/grant since October 2018.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact the family assistance team by calling 1-800-292-9464 option 3. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!


The Wisconsin National Guard Service Member Support Division provides military members, families, retirees, organizations, and communities with information and communication to ensure readiness and resilience to accomplish the mission and transition back to family and civilian roles.

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