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Our Military Kids Offers Grants for Children of the Wounded, Children with Deployed Parents

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Our Military Kids, a nonprofit operating since 2004, supports children of military parents and guardians by providing grants for enrichment activities. Military children who either have a parent deployed overseas or a parent who suffered combat-related injury from an overseas mission after 9/11 are eligible to apply for a grant to participate in activities, including sports, arts, tutoring, camps, and enrichment programs.

According to the website, Our Military Kids provides up to $300 for each child to participate in an activity they love. All eligible children will receive a grant, along with other goodies from the organization.

Children may receive a grant from Our Military Kids under the following conditions:

Children of the National Guard and Reserves

  • The deployment is at least 120 days.

  • The child must be at least 3 years old, but no older than 18 (children become ineligible once they have graduated high school).

  • The service member is currently deployed overseas (OCONUS).

  • The child must be a dependent of the service member.

Children of the Wounded

  • Service member or veteran must have sustained combat-related injuries while deployed overseas in support of a post-9/11 combat mission.

  • Service member or veteran must be classified as severely injured in one of the six categories designated by the Department of Veterans Affairs: traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, amputation, spinal cord injury, severe burns, or severe mental health (rated 30% or more for veterans).

  • Service member or veteran must have a case manager who is able to certify the above information and that they are currently engaged in treatment for their combat-related injury.

  • Child of the service member or veteran must be between the ages of 3 and 18.

For more information, including how to apply for the grants, visit the Our Military Kids website.

For further supports for military families, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Family Resources for military children web page.