The Military Family Financial Aid (MFFA) is a tax payer funded program that provided grants to Service members (actively serving) and eligible family members experiencing unexpected financial hardships. Applicants must be residents of the state of Wisconsin to be eligible to apply. The State Family Programs Office serves as the administrative assistant to the MFFA Committee. If you need additional information on the MFFA program, contact Ms. Debora Sohns at 608-242-3473 (primary point of contact) or Ms. Lisa Kluetz at 608-242-3470 during normal business hours.
Please note that there is a residency requirement associated with this fund, which requires the service members must physically reside in the state of Wisconsin. If you physically reside in another state and are seeking assistance, please reach out to our team. They are educated in similar funds available in other states and can point you in the right direction..
Do you want to know more about the MFFA program?
Check out the Commanders and Applicants Policy in the Forms Library below for details on the program. The application, financial worksheets, and application checklist are also provided.
Are you ready to submit an application? Follow these steps:
- Download and complete the application
- Download the financial worksheet and fill in all of the information. Be sure to include information about past-due amounts.
- Download the checklist. Go through and document each item listed on the checklist and submit copies. Make sure all documents are PDF files. We cannot accept photos or screenshots taken with a phone.
Your application must include details on all stimulus money you have received including your spouse/significant other residing with you.
- Send completed packet to: MFFA Mailbox
If the mailbox hyperlink above does not work, please copy and paste: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and submit using your email account.
You may also submit your application by mail to:
Joint Forces Headquarters
ATTN: SMSD, Ms. Debbie Sohns
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
*Recommend using trackable mail if you choose this option.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:
You will receive confirmation that you packet has been received.
If additional documentation is required you will be contacted by the MFFA admin assistant.
If your packet is complete, it will be forwarded to the MFFA committee.
The MFFA committee may request additional documents to support your claim that are not listed on the checklist.
You will receive notification when your application has been approved/disapproved.
Copies of approved bills and checks will be forwarded to you.
Contact your creditors to ensure payment has been received.
Please be advised the unit commander will be notified of your application status.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
(Applications $2,500 or under) from the time the application is submitted to the committee, the average turn around time is 2-3 weeks.
(Applications over $2,500) from the time the application is submitted to the committee, the average turn around time is 3-6 weeks.
We are here to help! Contact the Soldier and Family Readiness Team at 1-800-292-9464, option 1.