Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceServing the men and women of the US Coast Guard since 1924

Effective 1 January 2013

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is excited to announce our new Adoption Grant.

The CGMA Adoption Grant program will provide up to $1000 per client for the home study expense directly related to the legal adoption of a child. This Adoption Grant is available to all CGMA clients

All requests for an Adoption Grant are to be made using the Application for Assistance (CGMA Form 5) in addition requests for Adoption Grants, regardless of amount, must:

  • Be submitted within one year after incurring the Home Study expense
  • Be forwarded to CGMA-HQ for review and decision by the Executive Director
  • Include a signed copy of the home study and proof of payment (e.g. receipt or canceled check)

Specific application information will be included in the next change to the CGMA Manual.

Clients may be eligible for additional assistance (loan) under the Adoption Assistance program.

Additional information concerning Adoption Assistance can be found under Chapter 3-C-9 of the CGMA Manual.

You give valuable time to assist CGMA clients and it is much appreciated!

Please let CGMA-HQ know (703) 875-0404 or toll free (800) 881-2462 or email: if there is any way we can support your efforts as you serve your shipmates through CGMA.