State and Community Programs and Services

Alabama National Guard Foundation

The Alabama National Guard Foundation provides grants to Alabama National Guard Members and their Families for deployment related emergency financial assistance. For more information contact your chain of command.

Still Serving Veterans

Still Serving Veterans (SSV) connects wounded veterans and their families with the services they need to deal with life changing injuries while reintegrating into civilian lives and careers. SSV bridges the gaps, helping veterans assess their medical, vocational and counseling needs, and then connecting those veterans with existing federal, state and local support services. For more information visit

Operation Grateful Heart

Operation Grateful Heart is AlabamaAca,!a,,cs program to ensure that all military personnel and their families receive appropriate recognition, tangible support, and neighborly care. For more information call (866) 452-4944.

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act (MSRRA)

On November 11, 2009, the President signed into law the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. This Act, among other things, provides that when a service member leaves his or her home State in accord with military or naval orders, the service member's spouse may retain residency in his or her home State for voting and tax purposes, after relocating from that State to accompany the service member. In the State of Alabama, an exemption from Alabama withholding tax may be claimed if an employees spouse is a member of the US Armed Services and their state of legal residence is not Alabama. For more information visit