Grants

Operation Homefront Offers Assistance for Military Families Forced to Leave Puerto Rico

Operation Homefront has funds available to assist military families who had to leave Puerto Rico after last year's hurricanes and are now living on the mainland in Florida, or other locations.

The need to assist these families continues, as temporary federal programs and moratoriums that were implemented to support the victims of these disasters are now expiring.

Military families from Puerto Rico who were displaced by these disasters and are now living in Florida and other locations on the U.S. mainland are eligible for assistance.

Military families residing in "Declared Disaster" areas who sustained damage from 2017 natural disasters throughout the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the USVI, are also encouraged to apply for assistance through the organization's Critical Financial Assistance program. 

Operation Homefront can provide military and veteran families in need of assistance with hotel and temporary residence payments, mortgage/rent payments, utilities, auto payments/repairs, auto insurance, and food assistance.  All needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Critical Financial Assistance is available to support families of sick, ill or injured military veterans who left military service with an honorable discharge within seven years (or after September 11, 2001 for home repair assistance); as well as those actively drilling National Guard and Reserve personnel.  To qualify, families must show a critical need for assistance.  Detailed information on eligibility criteria is available at the Operation Homefront's website, visit OperationHomefront.org.  Military families may call 877-264-3968 to receive assistance from an English- or Spanish-speaking caseworker who can help them complete their application.