Military Funeral Honors Stipend

ADVA Military Funeral Honors Stipend

The procedures laid out in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will enable the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) to reimburse Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) Honor Guard Teams that augment Active Duty Military Branch Honor Guard Teams as an authorized provider under the Department of Defense MFH Authorized Provider Partnership Program (AP3) in the delivery of military funeral honors.

Before starting the process of applying for the ADVA MFH Stipend, it is essential for the Veteran Service Organization to read the detailed instructions in the MOA.

Overview of the procedure for requesting the ADVA MFH Stipend of Fifty Dollars ($50):

1. Become an “Authorized Provider” in accordance with the U.S. Department of Defense Authorized Provider Partnership Program (AP3):

i. Obtain a “Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)” Number and a “Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE)” Code, and keep them current, by contacting the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Center (APTC) for Arkansas; phone: (501) 671-2003; fax: (501) 671-2394; email: apac@uaex.edu; Web site:http://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/apac-government-contracting/

ii. Complete initial Honor Guard training conducted and certified by the ARARNG MFH prior to participating in an MFH Honor Guard. Honor Guard training must be recertified annually by the ARARNG MFH during the recertification period (April-June).

iii. Maintain a list of certified VSO Honor Guard Team participants.

2. Complete, sign, and submit the following documents and submit them to ADVA via fax (501) 682-4833 or email donna.taylor@arkansas.gov

i. Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between ADVA and VSO.

ii. IRS W-9 form, “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification."
Note: The name of the VSO must be shown on the IRS W-9 Form exactly as it is listed in the IRS Taxpayer ID database.

iii. DFA OPM Form IT009, “Bank Details/Direct Deposit Enrollment.”
Note: A canceled check for the account shown on the Direct Deposit Enrollment Form is required by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration to be submitted with the form.

3. Complete and fax the ADVA MFH Stipend Request form to the ARARNG MFH Office via fax number (501) 212-5843.
Note: The ADVA MFH Stipend Request must be verified and signed by the Active Duty MFH Guard Leader before the form is faxed to the ARARNG MFH office for certification.

4. The ARARNG MFH program official will certify the information on the ADVA MFH Stipend Request. Sign the form and forward it to ADVA for payment.


RELATED WEBSITES:


Arkansas Army National Guard MFH: http://www.arguard.org/MFH/index.html
Army National Guard MFH: http://www.arng.army.mil/familyservices/Pages/MilitaryFuneralHonors.aspx
U.S. Department of Defense MFH: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/mfh/