Requesting Assistance from the Military Family Relief Fund

What is the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund? 
The Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF) was established by the Arizona Legislature in 2007 to provide financial assistance to the families of currently deployed Service Members and post-9/11 Military and Veteran Families for hardships caused by the Service Member’s deployment to a combat zone after September 11th, 2001.
Applicants must have an honorable or general discharge, and a home of record of Arizona, or have been stationed at and deployed from an Arizona military installation to qualify. Assistance from the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund is determined by the MFRF Advisory Committee, which is comprised of twelve members appointed by the Governor as well as the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS). One-time emergency financial assistance is available for first-time applicants through the MFRF Emergency Committee, which is comprised of five of the Advisory Committee members.

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MFRF Advisory Committee & Application Processing

MFRF Emergency Committee

  • The Emergency Committee will do a one-time review of an application to provide an expedited response to emergent financial needs.
  • Emergency funds can only be used once, any future applications will be reviewed by the full MFRF Advisory Committee.  
  • The MFRF Emergency Committee has 5 business days to vote on all submitted applications.
  • Once an Emergency application is approved, checks are issued within 5-10 business days and will be mailed out to vendors by ADVS on behalf of the applicant.


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