Basic Living Expenses Loan
CGMA offers short-term help with food, shelter, utilities, and necessities in lots of unforeseen circumstances. Personal funds may have been lost or stolen or used for another emergency, a roommate may have left, or a spouse may be temporarily out of work.
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Types of Assistance
CGMA can help you proceed with an adoption when finances are tight. Get an interest-free loan of up to $6,000 to cover adoption-related costs.
Respite Care Grant
When you’re caring for an ill or disabled family member, 24-hour needs can become overwhelming. Having a break for a few hours can give caregivers just the boost they need. The CGMA Respite Care Grant is short-term help to allow a family to work towards building their own resources for self-financed respite care and to […]
OCONUS Rental Car (ORCA) Loan
When moving out of the continental U.S. (OCONUS), it can take some time to receive your privately owned vehicle (POV). In the meantime, CGMA will help with a loan of up to $1,000 to rent a car.
Breastmilk Shipment Grant
CGMA started helping to ship breastmilk in 2019. Since then, the government has been able to step in for Active Duty members. CGMA grants are still available to all other members and spouses.
Pet Expenses Loan
CGMA considers pets an essential part of the Coast Guard family. We’re here to help when pet expenses are overwhelming.
Elder Care Loan
As baby boomers age, more Americans are facing the costs of elder care. CGMA is there as always, providing interest-free loans for costs like installing specialized equipment or moving an elderly and/or disabled family member.
Childcare is one of the biggest expenses a family faces. CGMA can’t cover regular monthly costs, but interest-free loans are available for initial fees and for childcare during emergencies.
Debt Management Loan
CGMA supports its members as they work on their financial resilience. The Debt Management Loan helps create the minimum financial condition to allow the client to live frugally while paying off debts responsibly.
Child Support Loan
Reliable child support is important to Coast Guard families. CGMA offers interest-free loans when a family doesn’t receive an expected payment or when a payer doesn’t have the funds to make the payment.
Financial Counseling Grant
Education and budgeting can make all the difference in your financial situation. If a member is unable to use financial counseling from Coast Guard sources, CGMA will pay for services from a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).