United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Layette Program
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Description of Service
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means.
The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Layette Program provides a layette package (containing a receiving blanket, outfits and other items for a newborn child) to families of the Coast Guard community following the birth or adoption a child.
Arrangements have also been made for a layette package to be provided to Coast Guard Active duty personnel attending an Air Force Aide Society's (AFAS) "Bundles for Babies" class or a Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS) "Budget for Babies" class.
Note: A client may receive a layette from CGMA or AFAS or NMCRS but not from more than one source.
Call or contact your local Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Representative
An application for assistance must be completed for each request for assistance. The CGMA Application for Assistance (CGMA Form 5) has been established as the primary document to request assistance from CGMA. This form will be used to request most types of assistance, except as noted below.
In addition to the application form, in most cases a CGMA Budget Form must also be completed. Additional supporting documentation will normally be required when applying for assistance. Applicants are encouraged to review "Applying for Assistance" for additional information.
CGMA Layette: All active duty and retired Coast Guard military personnel, members of the Coast Guard Selected Reserve, retirement eligible members of the IRR, Coast Guard civilian employees, Coast Guard Auxiliary members, and Public Health Service Officers serving with the Coast Guard are eligible to receive a layette directly from CGMA
AFAS or NMCRS Layette: Active Duty members of any rank may receive a layette by attending an Air Force Aide Society's (AFAS) "Bundles for Babies" class or a Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS) "Budget for Babies"
Children: Dependent children of the CGMA client, within six months of their birth, are eligible for this program. This includes natural or adopted children, as well as stepchildren