Thank you for reaching out to Dixon Center for Military and Veteran Services. Our Female Veterans Program allows for female veterans to apply for emergency financial assistance. The emergency financial assistance is for female veterans, their spouse, caregiver, or child. This is a one-time grant to female veterans and their families in order to prevent the occurrence of or assist female veterans in recovering from financial hardships. We assist only those veterans who are actively participating in improving their lives, which through no fault of their own have gotten into financial trouble.

We will accept applications until funds have been exhausted, and we accept applications from all across the United States.

Listed below are instructions and criteria regarding the application process. In order for the application packet to be complete, we will need the application, a copy of the DD214/DD215, and a copy of the actual bill(s) or invoice(s) that you would like us to consider. We will also need you to return a completed release form.  It is likely we will need a W-9 from the organization you are requesting assistance with, especially if it is for rent. If all of these items are not included in your packet, your application packet will not be considered. Turn-around time depends on our current application load and the completeness of the application.

If you have any additional questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Applicants can request for emergency financial assistance for the following:

  • Food
  • Housing (mortgage, rent, or security deposit)
  • Utilities
  • Work Related Clothing (i.e. uniforms)
  • Infant Supplies
  • Gas or Insurance for Vehicle
  • Vehicle Repair to Support Employment
  • Training/Classes Required for Certification for Employment or Education Fees

A request for funds will be considered only on a case by case basis.

Applications will be processed and decision made as quickly as possible upon receiving all required information and documentation.

Request for assistance of a utilities, housing, vehicle repair, class for certification, and uniforms will require a copy of the actual bill or invoice from the company.

For items such as food, infant supplies, or gas for vehicle a gift card or voucher will be issued.

Applicants who have received grants since 1 June 2018 are not eligible.

PLEASE NOTE: the purchasing of alcohol or nicotine items is prohibited.

For questions or concerns, you can contact Sara Heidenheimer at:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (301) 741-1399

*Please Submit All Applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We do not have a fax machine.  Thank you.*








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