United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Layette Program

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General Information
Description of ServiceCoast 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.
Geographical AreaUnited States - includes all Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureCall or contact your local Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Representative
Intake RequirementsAn 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.
Additional RequirementsIn 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.
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
  • 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
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 610
Physical Site Address 2 US Coast Guard Stop 7180
Physical Site City, State, Zip Arlington, VA 20598
Mail Attention To Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Main Phone 703-872-6716
Hotline Phone 800-225-5324
Other Phone 202-282-8495
Service Location Email ARL-DG-CGMA@uscg.mil
Web Address www.cgmahq.org
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Homeland Security
Affiliated Program: United States Coast Guard
This Service: United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Layette Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Armed Forces Civilian Auxiliaries (TM-0480)
Baby Clothing (BM-6500.1500-100)
Coast Guard Personnel (YN-0500.1500)
Eligible Benefits Applicants (YC-1800)
Military Reserves (YN-5000)
Retired Military (YN-7000)
Veterans (YN-9000)