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‘Our Military Kids’ Grant Program

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- Our Military Kids wants to help your family through the deployment of your loved one. If you have a child or children between the ages 3 to 18, and your spouse is currently deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserves, your child is eligible for a grant. The grants, which can be up to $500, will pay for up to six months of an extracurricular activity at a location of your choice in your geographic area.

The grant application process is simple. Visit our website at www.ourmilitarykids.org and select the appropriate one-page application (http://www.ourmilitarykids.org/how-to-apply/apply-now.php). Once you download and complete one application per child, send it to us via fax or regular mail, along with a copy of three supporting documents:

1. A copy of the Title 10 deployment orders

2. A form of ID for your child - we accept a Military ID, birth certificate(if Service Member is shown as a parent), or 1172 Deers form (printout showing dependents from DEERS website is acceptable)

3. Attach a flyer, brochure, registration form or website printout showing contact information and program costs (be sure to include documentation showing monthly or weekly fees, equipment fees, registration fees, etc.

Once we receive your application and documents, a check is sent within ten days directly to the service provider of the activity. We will match the cost of six months fees plus registration fees, equipment fees, etc. An exciting notification packet will be sent to each child informing them that the grant was approved.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page (http://www.ourmilitarykids.org/how-to-apply/faqs.php). If you don't see an answer to your question, call our office at 703-734-6654. Keep in mind - we can only provide grants to children with a parent who is currently deployed - if your service member has yet to deploy, you may apply for a grant no earlier than 30 days prior to the report date on the title 10 Mob orders.

The most difficult part of this process is deciding which type of activity you would like your children to participate!

We look forward to awarding grants to your children. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Michelle Nelson at 703-734-6654 or mlnelson@ourmilitarykids.org.

For more information about the 129 Rescue Wing Airman and Family Readiness office and its programs please visit the website at http://www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/resources/familyreadiness.asp.