EMERGENT NEED ASSISTANCE
Emergent Need is defined to mean an unforeseen circumstance causing a temporary, financial emergency or hardship that a grant will resolve. The key factor in determining whether or not a grant is approved is the ability of the applicant to manage the obligation for which aid is requested after a grant is made. If there is no reasonable expectation that the grant would enable the applicant to resume his/her financial responsibility, then a grant does not meet policy.
Michigan Veterans have two grant programs to assist with emergent need requests.
Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) falls under Public Act 9 and is a state funded grant. This grant fund was created from $50M post-WWII reserve funds. “Applications for assistance are reviewed and decided upon by committees appointed by the MVTF Board of Trustees.link to Public Act 9 of 1946.
Michigan Veterans have two grant programs to assist with emergent need request. Each program has different eligibility requirements, please review the program for more information.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of Michigan and Macomb County; discharged under Honorable conditions; serve 180 days of active wartime service, have been awarded an Expeditionary Medal, have served one day of active duty during eligible wartime service or served 24 months active duty during Peacetime.
Wartime service shall include conflicts as defined in 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 3.2.
- WWI: April 6, 1917 – Nov. 1, 1918
- WWII: Dec. 7, 1941 – Dec. 31 1946
- KOREA: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
- VIETNAM: Feb. 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
- PERSIAN GULF: Aug. 2, 1990 – Present
Veteran's Relief Fund
Veteran Relief Fund (Soldiers’ and Sailor’s relief commission) is established by the Macomb County Board of Commissioner pursuant to section 35.622 of PA 192 of 1953. The Macomb County Veterans Services Department, under the direction of the Macomb County Veterans’ Affairs Commission, administers this county funded program.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of Michigan and Macomb County for at least 6 months; discharged under Honorable conditions; have served one (1) day of active duty during eligible wartime service (see above) or twenty four (24) months active duty during Peacetime.
*Applications are taken by appointment only. For more information or to set an appointment call 586-469-5315 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information call: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Macomb County Veterans Services
21885 Dunham, Suite 3, Clinton Township, MI, 48036