CG Foundation & Vander Putten Education Grants Active Duty Member
What grants are available?
Am I eligible?
How much will the grants pay?
What will the grants pay for?
What is the application process?<-div>
  • Download the Coast Guard Foundation & Vander Putten Education Grants Application (CG-1560-10A) and save it to your computer.
  • Once the form is complete, it must be signed by your ESO or CO/OinC.
  • It is preferred that the form and the scanned copies of your receipts be submitted to the Institute by your ESO. If however, this is not possible, you can send it directly:
  • Keep a copy of the form Including your receipts for your records.
  • Within 72 hours of receiving your application, the Institute will send you a confirmation email.
  • The Institute will also send you an email once your check has been mailed. Delays in processing are usually due to lack of available funds. Wait at least 2 months from receiving the "application received" email before contacting the Institute for a status update.
  • Foundation grants are based on a calendar year not fiscal year. Applications may be submitted throughout the year, but no later than 1 December of each CY. Multiple applications may be submitted throughout the CY until the $250 and $500 maximum has been reached.
How do I fill out the application?
  • The form contains detailed instructions for completion. Be sure you read the instructions, fill out the form completely and proof your application. Ask your ESO if you have questions.
  • Make sure that your application:
    • Has every block of the two-page application form is filled out and contains correct information and/or appropriate signatures and dates.
    • Has receipts attached. Ensure receipts are itemized, dated, and show proof of purchase in the exact amounts claimed.
    • Includes only eligible expenses - see commonly claimed expenses.
  • Here are a few examples of acceptable and unacceptable receipts.
  • Ask your ESO if you have questions.
What should I do if I don't receive the check?
  • Checks should be received no later than one month after CG Institute sends the approval notification email. This is the email sent when the check is mailed.
  • If you don't receive your check, complete and email the CG Form 1560/10b, Non-Receipt of Foundation Grant form to CGI.
  • Replacement checks will not be rewritten until 60 days after the date of original check issue.
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