Eligibility for the Needs-Based Grant Program is based on a 15% decrease or greater between the servicemember's civilian earnings (including monthly drill pay) and military pay (including BAH). Massachusetts National Guard members or Massachusetts residents serving in the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve components, who have been activated under Title 10 or 32 for at least 45 consecutive days, may be eligible to apply for need-based grants (up to $1000 per year).
How to apply
Applications are available at the Military Friends Foundation website. The applicant will be asked to supply both military and civilian pay stubs, and may be asked to supply copies of bills.