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North Dakota

State and Community Programs and Services

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

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 North Dakota an exemption from North Dakota 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 North Dakota. For more information visit

North Dakota National Guard Emergency Relief Fund

The North Dakota National Guard Emergency Relief Fund provides financial support in sudden and unforeseen emergency situations. For more, information visit

North Dakota Operation Military Kids

Operation Military Kids provides access to youth programs and support services where military children live. The North Dakota collaboration with 4H offers Military Youth Camps throughout the summer which includes normal camp experiences combined with activities designed specifically for military youth. For more information, visit