COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Grant

Criteria and Instructions

REMINDER: MOAA will NOT ask you to provide your Social Security number or bank information over the phone or in response to an email. DO NOT provide this information unless asked for through a secure link via an email from A MOAA staff member will only ask for this information and provide you a secure link to send if you are being awarded a grant, and the request will come directly from Please email or call the MOAA Member Service Center at (800) 234-6622 if you feel uncomfortable about a request and would like to verify authenticity.   


(Form last updated March 8, 2021; for questions about this application, please contact MOAA's Member Service Center at 800- 234-6622 or e-mail


Thank you for your interest in applying for a COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Grant from The MOAA Foundation. Please review the following information carefully, as it pertains to your eligibility and responsibilities for grant award consideration.


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Who is Eligible? 


The MOAA Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund offers financial assistance for currently serving (including National Guard and Reserve), spouses of currently serving, veterans (with an honorable discharge), and caregivers of the same who are experiencing an unexpected, short-term financial setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to all ranks and U.S. uniformed services. Preference will be given to those who are not eligible for support from service relief societies.


What We Will Help With

  • Rent (a lease agreement or rent bill can be submitted, however the applicant must be able to provide proof of the submitted rent being paid if they are a recipient of this grant )
  • Mortgage
  • Auto Loan/Lease
  • Utilities (electric, water, heat)
  • Cell phone payments
  • Internet access
  • Additional grant categories, outside of the list above, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.



  • Failure to provide a COVID-hardship connection and applicable bills will delay or disqualify your application. Please ensure you have followed instructions prior to submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be judged.
  • For auditing purposes, you MUST include a copy or copies of any current bills (mortgage/rent payments, auto loan/lease, utilities (electric, water, heat), cell phone payments, Internet access) up to $500.
  • Bills must have name and/or address of the applicant noted on the application, or, have the name of a spouse or family member with the same address included on the application. If bills adding up to less than $500 are submitted, this will be considered the requested grant amount by the applicant.

  • Bills can be uploaded as scans, screenshots or pictures. Bills with a past due balance dated prior to March 1, 2020 will not be considered. The MOAA Foundation will not assist with any legal fees.

  • If awarded the grant, funds will be disbursed to the individual applicant, and a payment receipt showing these funds were used for their requested bill coverage is required to be submitted to within 30 days.

  • ONLY upload bills at this time. DO NOT include documents with personally identifiable information (such as your DD-214 or anything including your Social Security number).


If you are awarded a grant, funds will be disbursed to you pending submission of verification information requested in the award email. If you have not provided required documentation as requested within 30 days of the foundation sending the award email, your grant award offer will expire, and you will need to submit a new application for consideration.


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COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Grant Application