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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. Trevor Jackman at 510 437-5838; Mr. John Schemp at 707 765-7045 (located in Petaluma) 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 #11185 during the CFC. The amount of money donated in each region directly determines how much is available for scholarships in that area.

Scholarships and Grants

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:

Coast Guard Additional Scholarship Resources
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

FEEA National Headquarters
3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd
Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80227
Phone: (303) 933-7580
Fax: (303) 933-7587

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. Please see their website for information at GSA Child Care Information Portal.

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