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Military Family Relief Fund

In the Fall of 2004, Public Act 363 of 2004 was signed by the governor to establish the Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF) within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. In the Spring of 2014, Public Act 62 of 2014 amended the original Military Family Relief Fund Act.

The purpose of the MFRF is to assist families of certain members of the reserve components of the United States armed forces called to active duty by the president of the United States or the United States secretary of defense as a result of national response to September 11, 2001 or as a response to a national emergency declared by the president of the United States and for which funds are being spent by the federal government.

This Act continues to assist military families with grants funding financial assistance for clothing, food, housing, utilities, medical services or prescriptions, insurance payments, vehicle payments or other related necessities of daily living.

Families seeking assistance may complete the Michigan Military Family Relief Fund Application and include a letter outlining the family's hardship along with any required documentation. The application can be submitted to the Michigan National Guard Family Assistance Center Coordinator, or the office listed below.

If you have questions about the program or your eligibility, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Office of Financial Services
Reserve Forces Service Center 
3423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Lansing, MI 48906 
Fax: 517-481-7644


Individual donations help support the Military Family Relief Fund. To learn more, click the link below.


Donate to the Military Family Relief Fund