Direct Financial Assistance
Education and Career Advancement Grants
Each year, Special Ops Survivors awards up to $10,000 in education and career advancement grants to our survivors. The purpose of the grants is to recognize and reward survivors for their strength and resiliency as they further their careers so that they can better care for their families. Since the program’s inception in 2008, we have awarded over $36,000 in grants to help our survivors pursue their dreams in fields such as teaching, nursing, counseling and physical training. We accept applications on an on-going basis through our Survivors’ Circle.
Our newest direct financial aid program is our childcare support program. We recognize that the costs of childcare continue to rise and can be an impediment to our survivors continuing in their employment and education endeavors. This program provides up to $750 per survivor per year in aid directly to licensed childcare facilities. It’s just another way we’re helping our survivors build their next “Plan A’s.” We accept applications on an on-going basis through our Survivors’ Circle.
Emergency Financial Aid
There are times in life when the unexpected occurs and surviving spouses might find themselves in a difficult financial situation. Special Ops Survivors can provide a limited amount of money to help survivors who find themselves in these situations. These funds are intended to cover critical expenses such as insurance deductibles and car repair bills. We accept applications on an on-going basis through our Survivors’ Circle.