Melvin Cowart Post 274



An individual American Legion National Emergency Fund (NEF) grant may provide immediate emergency assistance to current members of The American Legion or Sons of The American Legion (SAL) in areas devastated by a declared natural disaster, such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and related adverse weather events.  The applicant must have been displaced because of damage to the primary residence (or evacuated due to official government order and unable to return to the residence because of unsafe conditiond or damage) and had out-of-pocket expenses for food, clothing and shelter.

The NEF grant is not designed to replace items covered by insurance or to cover losses from a business, structures such as barns and storage sheds, equipment, landscaping and/or vehicles. Only one grant is available per household for each disaster and cannot exceed $3,000.

Members should also apply for assistance from federal or state disaster relief programes by visiting


For additional information contact:

Post 274 Service Officer

Jack Thomson