Financial Assistance

If you are facing a financial issue, or you just want to get your finances in order, don’t worry! You are not alone! The Family Program office has many ways in which you can connect to the financial assistance and services that you are seeking.

 

Personal Financial Counselors

Personal Financial Counselor’s are here to help you and your family manage finances, resolve financial problems, and reach long-term goals such as, getting an education, buying a home, and planning for retirement.

 

Your counselor will assist you with…

Savings Deposit Program (SDP)

Topics of Assistance

Resources

Handouts

Contact List

Debbie Williams, AFC®
Centennial, CO National Guard
Phone: 803-323-9871
PFC.CO.NG@Zeiders.com

 

Jim Girlando, CFP® 
Colorado Springs, CO National Guard
Phone: 719-600-9835
PFC4.CO.NG@Zeiders.com

 

Beth Byerlein, CFP® 
Greeley, CO National Guard
Phone: 970-616-2315
PFC.CO.ANG@Zeiders.com

 

Community Financial Assistance

There are programs within the Colorado community that offer financial assistance to National Guard Service Members in a variety of situations. Some focus on utilities while others provide groceries so you can still pay your utility bill. Some organizations only provide assistance to Veterans while others are open to non-Veteran Service Members. The way to connect with these organizations is to call your Family Assistance Specialist for more information. The Family Assistance Team fosters special relationships with these organizations so that they can bring you the most up-to-date information on the availability of funds and the application process.

Don’t forget! There are dedicated teams here to provide you with expert guidance on this subject. By calling the team that assists your branch of service, you will receive personalized care and assistance. They will walk with you from start to finish and through each step of the process. Contact them today!

  • For Air Service Members, click here to visit the Airman & Family Readiness Program team page.
  • For Army Service Members, click here to visit the Family Assistance Specialist team page.
  • For all other branches, contact the Family Assistance Coordinator by clicking here.

Colorado National Guard Foundation

The Colorado National Guard Foundation assists Soldiers and Airmen who are experiencing financial hardship. There are loans, grants and gift cards accessible to service members and families in need. The Foundation is available to all members of the Army and Air Guard. In order to be eligible, you must have at least one year left on your current enlistment. The Foundation replenishes its funds from loan repayment, the Combined Federal Campaign and donations.

Download the CONG Foundation Financial Assistance Application

 

Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF)

A fund established by Colorado legislators and available to military personnel who meet certain criteria.

Click here to visit the MFRF application and further information

For Colorado National Guard and Reserve Military Members:

  • The Service Member is currently on active military duty in a combat zone for a minimum of thirty (30) days on mobilization orders.
  • The Service Member or the family member has submitted a complete application
  • The Service Member is a Colorado resident for income tax purposes as evidenced by a Colorado income tax return for the then current or previous fiscal year
  • The Service Member must show a loss of household income due to the deployment and/or submit receipts for emergency expenses that were incurred during the deployment period.
  • Request for reimbursement (with receipt) must be filed within six months from date of re-deployment.

For Colorado Active-Duty Military Members:

  • The Service Member is deployed overseas and receiving hostile fire pay or the equivalent
  • The Service Member or the Family Member has submitted a complete application
  • The Service Member is a Colorado resident for income tax purposes as evidenced by a Colorado income tax return for the then current or previous fiscal year.
  • The Service Member must show a loss of household income due to the deployment and/or submit receipts for emergency expenses that were incurred during the deployment period
  • Request for reimbursement (with receipt) must be filed within six months from date of re-deployment.

Please contact your Family Assistance Specialist to find out how to start the application process. Click here to contact your FAS if you are an Army Service Member or click here if you are an Air Service Member; for more information on the MFRF please click here.

 

Military OneSource

Do you want to learn more about becoming financially secure? Let the Personal Financial Management Program help you get your finances in order and plan for a healthy financial future. The Military OneSource is an on-line program that provides Service Members and eligible family members with a wealth of knowledge and information. For example, did you know that through Military OneSource current Service Members can file their taxes for free! Other areas they can assist with in the financial arena include:

    • Home and Family Finances
    • Budgeting Basics
    • Military Financial Benefits
    • Protecting Your Financial Health
    • Resources
    • Popular Links

Visit their financial page today by clicking here.

 

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View the Frequently Asked Questions on Financial Counseling through Military OneSource