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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Served in a designated combat zone AND was honorably discharged
  2. Home of record on DD214 is Arizona OR applicant was deployed from an Arizona military installation
  3. Facing a financial hardship that can be correlated to a previous combat deployment

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.

UPDATE: On April 23, 2018, Gov. Doug Ducey approved House Bill 2191, amending current statute 41-608.04 regarding the MFRF program. The amendments expanded the MFRF program to include Pre-9/11 applicants who meet the qualifying MFRF criteria. We’re accepting donations to the Pre-9/11 MFRF program and are asking donors to mail donations via check.

Important MFRF Links

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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