Financial Assistance Grants

Not all wounded Airmen and Guardians are eligible for continued financial support from the DAF following their retirement. By design, AFA’s Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program exists to fill these gaps and ensure all the rehabilitative and quality-of-life needs of our wounded Airmen and Guardians can be met.

AFA offers Financial Assistance grants to eligible Airmen, Guardians, and caregivers that can be used to cover a variety of needs—from short-term rent and utility payment to pre-loaded gas cards. Grants can also help cover the cost of adaptive equipment to help Airmen and Guardians rehabilitate through adaptive sports.

In emergency situations, AFA’s Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program can approve and process financial assistance grants within 24 hours. We act quickly when we need to, such as paying an electric bill the same day we learn of the need so a wounded servicemember’s children will not be affected by the power getting shut off.

To find out if you or a Wounded Warrior you know is eligible for an AFA Financial Assistance grant, contact us at

IMPORTANT: All financial assistance grants are provided directly to the bill collector or vendor with no checks being cut directly to Airmen or Guardians. All financial assistance grant requests must be coordinated through an Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Recovery Care Coordinator or Non-Medical Case Manager. Once it has been validated that the need cannot be met by the Department of the Air Force, the Veterans Administration, Air Force Aid Society, or other key agencies, the AFW2 Region Lead submits a grant request to AFA’s Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program.

All financial assistance grant requests go before AFA’s Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program Committee. The committee performs an ethics review, reviews the applicant’s budget for long-term sustainability, approves or denies the request, and determines the level of support the grant will cover.