Need to Know
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Respite Care Program
The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program can provide to eligible Coast Guard families, financial resources for respite care services. For more information please read (.pdf) and contact Base Alameda Work-Life Staff Family Advocacy Specialists: Mr. Dwain D. Coleman at 510 437-3068; Mr. Chet Garretson at 510 437-5838 or the Family Resource Specialist, Ms. Kristine Cooper at 510 437-3881. We are here to help you in your time of need.
Coast Guard Adoption Reimbursement Program
The Coast Guard Adoption Reimbursement Program can provide you with information and financial assistance if you are interested and or serious about opening your heart and home to a waiting child. Please refer to the attached enclosure: Adoption Reimbursement Program and Application (.pdf). For additional information you may contact the Family Resource Specialist at 510 437-3881 or mail to: Kristine.E.Cooper@uscg.mil
Federal Employee Education & Assistance (FEEA)
Federal Employee Education & Assistance (FEEA) has awarded over $2.75 million in college scholarships exclusively to federal and postal employees and their family members.
The FEEA scholarship program is sponsored in part by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association, which provides at least one special distinction scholarship in each of FEEA's 26 regions. Other corporate sponsors include FPMI and the publisher of Federal Personnel Digest. The majority of the funding for this program, however, comes from federal employee contributions to FEEA Pledge #1234 during the CFC. The amount of money donated in each region directly determines how much is available for scholarships in that area.
for the 2007-08 programs will be available in January 2007. Find out
more information regarding the FEEA program.
FEEA Student Loans Through Capital For Knowledge (R)
With scholarship money limited and the cost of a college education rising, most students will seek out loans to help pay for school. FEEA supporters may turn to Capital for Knowledge (R) for education financing for the whole family, whether the student is a dependent going to college for the first time or a federal employee attending school part-time as part of a continuing education program.
Capital for Knowledge (R) offers a variety of flexible borrowing options to include private and consolidation loans. You may apply for any of these loans on-line. Visit the Capital for Knowledge education financing. For additional information and assistance, call Capital for Knowledge toll-free at (888) 651-5626. Be sure to mention that you are a FEEA supporter.
Scholarships and Grants
In addition to applying for loans, students are encouraged to find out about all available financing options, particularly "free money" that does not have to be repaid, such as scholarships and grants. To start, students should meet with their high school guidance counselor and contact the financial aid office of the college(s) they are applying to or are currently attending.
Here are links to several on-line services that provide free information about thousands of scholarships, grant opportunities, and federally-sponsored loans:
The Capital for Knowledge (R) On-line Scholarship Search
The FastWeb! On-line Scholarship Search
Student Financial Assistance Information from the U.S. Department of Education
The FedMoney List of all U.S. Government Programs Benefiting Students
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Child Care Subsidy Benefit Program Information
The United States Coast Guard (CG) and General Services Administration (GSA) have partnered to provide affordable child care for Coast Guard members. More information and applications can be downloaded from the USCG Child Care Benefit Program (.pdf) document.