Veteran Support Grant

Veteran Support Grant

The use of a National Guard Association of Michigan (NGAM) Veteran Support Grant (VSG) is intended to assist veterans in need. Veterans; families and organizations that support veterans of Michigan (directly or indirectly); current members of NGAM; and other currently serving military members of Michigan may apply. To see if you qualify, please follow the steps below.

Please gather the documents listed below and email a copy to vsg@ngam.org

  • Proof of military service
    • DD214, NGB Form 22, discharge papers, separation report, or other proof of veteran status or military service
      • You can call 1-800-MICHVET for help acquiring your DD214
  • Letter describing your need and qualification for a grant
    • Include as much detail as possible so that NGAM staff and the NGAM board can understand your need for a grant
  • Proof of Michigan residency
    • Driver's license, voter registration, or state ID
  • Proof of income over last three months
    • All incomes apply: Employment income, disability income, social security income, etc.
  • Proof of household expenses over last three months
    • All expenses apply: Mortgage, rent, utilities, food, internet, cable, phone, insurance, etc.
  • Copies of bills related to the grant request
    • Up to date billing statements, in the name of the veteran or dependent, showing amounts owed current within 30 days of the application
    • For repairs to automobiles: Two estimates from state licensed and insured mechanics, proof of state licenses for both mechanics, proof of insurance for both mechanics, proof of automobile insurance, and proof of registration
    • For home repairs: Two estimates from state licensed and insured contractors, proof of state licenses from both contractors, proof of insurance for both contractors, copy of your most recent property tax bill, proof of the current value of your home, proof of your monthly mortgage payment amount, proof of mortgage interest rate, and proof of balance owed on mortgage. If you have no mortgage provide proof of a mortgage release.
    • For rental assistance: Proof of the length of the rental agreement, proof of the amount of the delinquency, letter describing the cause of the delinquency, and rent account statement signed by landlord or rental agent. Rental agreements are not proof of delinquency.
  • Any other documents relevant to your case
    • Proof of your disability rating, if applicable
    • Proof of relation to a veteran, if applicable
      • Copy of marriage certificate, birth certificate of minor children, or death certificate of a deceased spouse or parent
    • As a rule, it is better to include more information to NGAM than less. Most denied applications are caused by a lack of documentation

Please note that you must complete Step 1 prior to starting Step 2.