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 experiencing unexpected financial needs. Grant applications are processed by the Service Member Support Division (SMSD) through the Family Assistance Team. Applicants for the MFFA grant must reside in Wisconsin and be a currently serving member of the Armed Forces or 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.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate that the financial hardship that will not be covered by other sources, insurance, American Red Cross, or other community agency.

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

If you, or someone you know, is experiences and unexpected financial hardship connected the recent winter weather, unemployment, underemployment, delayed pay from the government shut-down, or unexpected medical expenses or even something not in this list, our subject matter experts are standing by to offer assistance.

The SMSD Family Assistance team is the subject matter experts on the MFFA program and the application process. Since October 2018, the team assisted 28 applicants with grants averaging $2,300 to get their finances back in the black.

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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