The Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) Unmet Needs program helps service members and their families who face unexpected financial difficulties, often as a result of unexpected or extended deployments. Military families can apply for cash grants of up to $2,500 to cope with emergencies and get through tough times. Since the program began in June 2006, Unmet Needs has assisted over 2,000 military families. Eligible service members can visit to download a grant application.