Federal Communications Commission
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. This program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides information about how Afghanistan Veterans and their families who are struggling and/or need assistance can get help through Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Provide Air Force members with emergency assistance, education support and community programs.
American Legion
Designed to help families with minor children, this program offers cash grants to pay for housing, utilities, food and medical expenses. The goal is to encourage a stable home life for children.
American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (816) 536-0108.
Catholic Charities
Southern Missouri
They help people in need get on their feet and maintain stability so that they don’t have to face these hard situations in the future. Their programs and services provide for individuals’ and families’ immediate needs, while also offering tools and resources for a better tomorrow.
Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
This organization provides financial assistance to veterans who were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Coast Guard Mutual Assistance serves the entire Coast Guard community.
Common Ground
Offering temporary financial assistance with rent, utilities, gas vouchers, etc. Call (573) 522-4314 for more information.
Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. For more information CALL: (877) 426-2838
Disabled Veterans National Foundation
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This is a list of Veteran and military discounts, which are good all year round and will be updated as we learn of more. These discounts are being shared so that Veterans, military members, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.
Dixon Center
The Dixon Center offers one-time grants through their Women Veterans Emergency Financial Assistance program to female veterans and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. The grants for Veterans can be used to cover the cost of everything from gas, to work training, to housing costs, and more.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Although the VA does not offer financial counseling and/or advisor services, they offer resources pertaining to financial literacy, which may assist.
Fisher House Mid-Missouri
The Mid-Missouri Fisher House will provide free, temporary lodging for families of Veterans receiving hospital care.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Learn about grant programs in Missouri.
US Grants
The US government and Missouri's office of finance has put in $13,568.00 million dollars in federal grants and $10,293.00 million dollars in other types of government financial assistance for citizens who reside in the state of Missouri. As long as you have a valid citizenship certificate (green card) or a permanent resident certificate, you could be eligible to apply and receive Missouri federal grants. Government financial aid in Missouri is distributed to different sectors, with the majority of the budget in business, education (pell & college grants), housing, veteran, and personal grants.
A variety of financial aid is available to help students and families pay for college. Grants and scholarships are awarded to students of all ages, and eligibility is based on many different factors including financial need, academic achievement, civic involvement, athletic ability, and other skills and interests.
HEROES Care
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained care givers before, during, and after deployment. Call (636) 600-0096 for more information.
Home At Last
Inspired and created by Thin Line Families, HOME at LAST is a national nonprofit organization which exists to help those who serve/have served achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Fueled by passion, generosity, and an unwavering commitment to help, HOME at LAST seeks out to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, & PROTECT Thin Line families during their real estate process.
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The Foundation's Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000.
Honorbound Foundation
This organization provides emergency assistance and education to help Veterans nationwide navigate the challenges of life after service.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs), community-based outreach clinics (CBOCs), through VA contractors, or through other VA designated entities.
The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. The VITA program has operated for over 50 years. VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including: People who generally make $60,000 or less Persons with disabilities; and Limited English-speaking taxpayers In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are operated by IRS partners and staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
Department of Veterans Affairs
As part of their mission to serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service.
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This is for help with heating/cooling. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you pay your home energy bills through: Energy Assistance - A one-time payment for one fuel type for your heating or cooling costs from October-September, and Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) - Helps pay your energy bill when you have a sudden, unexpected, uncontrollable loss of financial resources, life-threatening situation, or if there is any circumstance that threatens your stability if energy aid is not supplied. The amount of help you receive is based on the amount of money needed to settle your crisis with the energy provider. Winter ECIP is available November—May based on funding. The maximum amount you could get is $1,600. Summer ECIP is available June—September based on funding. The maximum amount you could get is $1,200.
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The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may be able to help you with a one-time payment for your water and/or wastewater (sewer) bill from November - September. The maximum amount you could get is $750.00. LIHWAP can help with: disconnection or reconnection fees, threat of disconnection, and past due and current bills.
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Cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements for Missouri's low income households.
Military One Source
Many couples have times when their relationship could use some help. But not every couple needs the same kind of help, or in the same way. OurRelationship is a flexible, online, evidence-based tool that gives military couples the choice to work on their own or with a coach to strengthen their relationship. It is tailored to the military community and free for active-duty, Guard and reserve couples.
Could you benefit from a financial check in? In these uncertain times, it is always a good idea to check in or check up on your finances. Connect with experts and access tools to assist with your finances for FREE!
MilLife Learning offers resources designed to assist service members, their families, survivors and those who support them. Take courses at your own pace, as they are available anytime, from anywhere.
Specialty Consultations Available: Do you have questions about adoption, transitioning out of the military, special needs, elder care or possibly health and wellness coaching? You can find that AND more with our specialty consultations. Military OneSource provides support from professionally trained consultants by phone on a broad range of issues for service members, their families and survivors. Eligible members can receive an unlimited number of specialty consultations.
While children don’t come with instructions, military parents have the next best thing — a wealth of parenting resources, benefits and programs available through Military OneSource. Military OneSource is by your side throughout your parenting journey — to help you through the early learning years and tricky teen years as well as the unique parenting challenges that come with the military lifestyle. Military OneSource can help you find affordable, quality child care, learn about adoption and foster care, help your children excel in school and more.
This program gives grants to veterans or service members with specific service-connected disabilities to build an adapted home or update an existing home to meet their disability-related needs. After your eligibility is determined, a Specially Adapted Housing agent will help you with your application and necessary documents.
MOARNG
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
Community Action Network
Nationwide
Missouri CAN is the statewide association of Community Action Agencies, Allies and Supporters united to end poverty. Offers: Economic and Family Security, Education and Job Training, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Energy, a Voice for Low-Income Families, Advocacy, Training and Technical Assistance, Resource Development, and Poverty Awareness.
Missouri Community Action Network
Community Action gives people the tools to lift themselves out of poverty.
Revenue
Statewide
Department of Revenue has many programs to help military veterans in many capacities, the following links will help direct you to their services. For tax questions/assistance call (573) 751-4450.
The Missouri Department of Revenue has designated a “Military Liaison” to assist military personnel with questions about Missouri income tax, driver licenses, motor vehicle registrations, and other issues. Please call (816) 236-9440 and ask for the Department’s Military Liaison, or e-mail the Department at military@dor.mo.gov.
Missouri Housing Development Commission
Information on housing resources for all Missourians.
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Provides financial assistance to qualified military members and their families.
UniversalService Fund
The Missouri Universal Service Fund provides financial support solely to landline companies participating in the Lifeline program and/or Disabled program. Both of these programs offer discounted service to qualifying households for voice service and/or internet service. The following programs offer discounts for voice and/or internet service: 1. Lifeline Program: Offers a $9.25 monthly discount to phone and/or internet service to a qualifying low-income household; however, this discount can be up to $24.00 for landline service. 2. Affordable Connectivity Program: Offers a $30 monthly discount for internet service and up to $100 for devices to qualifying low-income households. 3. Missouri Disabled Program: Offers a $24.00 monthly discount for landline telephone service to qualifying disabled Missourians. For more information, contact John Van Eschen at (573) 751-5525 or john.vaneschen@psc.mo.gov
Modest Needs
Modest Needs is proud to support military Veterans who have recently returned from overseas deployment through our Homecoming Heroes Grant - a special program designed to prevent our Veterans from slipping into poverty as they work to make the difficult transition from overseas deployment to civilian life.
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The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors.
Operation Family Fund
Veterans who were severely disabled while serving in Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom can apply for grants to pay for medical bills, emergency transportation, vehicle repair and housing.
Operation First Response
Their services include financial support for the basics like groceries, clothing, mortgage, rent, utilities, and vehicle payments. Call 888-289-0280 for more information.
Riding For Our Veterans
This is a non-profit organization that helps local Veterans and Veteran Organizations. They also raise money for VFW post #1773 to be placed in their service fund to help other Veterans in need.
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Semper Fi & America’s Fund is dedicated to assisting our combat wounded, critically ill and injured service members, Veterans and military families by providing vital financial and program support – today, tomorrow, together. For more information call (760) 725-3680.
SSA Social Security
From 1957 through 2001, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you may have extra Social Security wage credits added to your earnings record. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit. For more information call 1-800-772-1213.
St. Michael's Veterans Center
St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center (SMVC) provides a dignified place to live and an opportunity for Veterans to become their best selves. SMVC’s professional staff customizes wraparound solutions to support veterans’ goals around employment, physical and mental health, trauma and addiction management with the means and support necessary to achieve long-term health, employment and financial stability. Their campus is a home and a community where veterans can live their best lives and give back to their community.
DFAS
This website provides information about Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Proposed Open Season. Congress provided for a Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The SBP Open Season began on December 23, 2022 and ends on January 1, 2024.
USA Cares
They provide temporary financial assistance. Call 1-800-773-0387 for more information.
Department of Social Services
This resource provides assistance with the following needs: heating/cooling, water/sewer, and contractors/suppliers. For more information call (573) 751-3091.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Manage your VA Debit online through this website. You can also review your benefit debt and copay bills, make payments, request financial help or dispute charges, and much more. Click the link to sign in or create an account.
Veterans Banking Benefits Program
VBBP provides Veterans with free financial and credit counseling.
Veterans Inc
This 501(c)3 nonprofit helps with transitioning veterans out of homelessness. For more information call (800) 482-2565.
Veterans United (VU) Foundation
This organization can assist Veterans and their families facing challenges in many different areas. Visit their website for more information.
We Care for America Foundation
We Care for America Foundation is a National Guard Relief Foundation, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that offers grants and loans for Service members (enlisted and officer).