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Emergency Disaster Relief Grant Program Activated for 2023

Coast Guard members impacted by recent natural disasters are eligible for an emergency disaster relief grant to rebuild and recover from personal losses.
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by Jennifer Crowley Fyke
April 14, 2023

Coast Guard members impacted by the following natural disasters are eligible to apply for a 2023 Coast Guard Foundation disaster relief grant:

  • Atmospheric River Storms in the Pacific Northwest
  • Hurricane Idalia
  • Hurricane Harold in Texas
  • Hurricane Hilary in Southern California
  • Wildfires in Hawaii
  • Tornadoes in Mobile, Alabama-area
  • Typhoon Mawar in Guam
  • Flash Flooding in area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Atmospheric River Storms in California
Emergency Disaster Relief Assistance Available

The Coast Guard Foundation is activating its emergency disaster relief program so we can assist Coast Guard members and families who have been impacted by natural disasters this year.

Coast Guard members can apply for a grant up to $3,000 to cover personal loss and basic needs, including:

  • replacement and repair of household goods
  • food and basic necessities
  • insurance deductibles
  • temporary housing
  • emergency travel

How to Apply:
Complete an application online, providing essential information that details your disaster related expenses. Your application will be reviewed within five days of receipt. You may be contacted by a member of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA). The Coast Guard Foundation partners with the CPOA to notify impacted Coast Guard families of the program and process relief requests.

Ms. Sage Williams, Coast Guard Foundation Program Manager: 860-535-0786

Mr. Randy Reid, CPOA Executive Director: 703-941-0395

About the Coast Guard Foundation’s emergency disaster relief program: Through our partnership with the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), we distribute financial relief to Coast Guard families impacted by natural disasters. Once the storms subside, we collaborate with local Coast Guard leadership to provide morale support for the units that responded. This support provides opportunity for repairing and restoring the physical spaces where Coast Guard members live and work, and builds community and health/wellness for those impacted.

About the CPOA: The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association is unique among service organizations in that it was created by the Chiefs, of the Chiefs, and for the Chiefs of the United States Coast Guard. The CPOA serves the Coast Guard through a united network of over 10,000 members and works to advance the interests of its membership through community service, scholarships and fundraising, and by partnering with military and veteran organizations.

How you can help: Make your emergency gift now so we may help Coast Guard families impacted by this disaster and stand ready to assist in future emergencies.

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