TFA grants help military, Legion families during hardship
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TFA grants help military, Legion families during hardship

For active-duty military and  American Legion members with minor children in the home, keeping your child(ren) in a stable environment is important. Therefore, whether it’s meeting daily financial demands after a job loss from the ongoing pandemic, needing temporary housing after devastation caused to a home after a tornado or severe storm, or keeping the lights on after facing a hardship, The American Legion can help. 

Through its Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program, The American Legion has awarded over $16 million in non-repayable grants since 1925 to eligible applicants.

TFA grants are available to minor children of eligible active-duty servicemembers and current American Legion members in need. The TFA program distributes one-time grants of up to $1,500. Grantees must have minor children in the home and the funds are designed to help meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses so that children have a stable environment during a time of hardship.

No child can be considered eligible until a complete investigation is conducted at the post or department level, a legitimate family need is determined, and all other available assistance resources have been utilized or exhausted.

Apply for a TFA grant by contacting your local American Legion post or department. For more information, please visit

The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance program is funded through the generosity of donations made by American Legion members and the public to The American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation (VCF). Donations to VCF are tax deductible and can be made online at