Unit Funds

Unit Funds at Fort A.P. Hill

Due to our function as a training installation, we are primarily providing Isolated Unit Funds (IUF) and Annual Training Unit Funds (ATUF) to eligible units. Unit funds must be used for the collective benefit of all unit members for off-duty recreational purposes; all unit members must have the opportunity to participate in the activity supported with unit funds. Activities must relate to the MWR of the unit members.

IUFs are Army level MWR dollars provided to Army units stationed in an isolated location by the Army MWR Fund. The per capita rate of $2.50 monthly was approved by the MWR Board of Directors. Resources come from revenues generated by MWR programs. An isolated unit is one that is geographically remote from any DoD installation with MWR programs and facilities. Any unit within a 12 mile radius of a DoD installation with available MWR facilities is not considered isolated and not eligible for payment of IUF.

Eligibility is for military personnel only, to include:

  • Army Active Readiness Groups
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC, should report cadre strength only)
  • Reserve Components (RC)
  • National Guard (NG) units
  • Recruiting and Retention Commands 
  • Active Guard Full Time Support (FTS) 
  • Reserve Full Time Support (FTS) 

Active Guard and Reserve full time support(FTS) military support stationed at remote locations including personnel that are placed on active duty special work (ADSW) or active duty training (ADT) for more than 30 days. 

In order to receive IUF, the units must complete and submit request validation of isolated status to IMCOM Atlantic Region MWR. Validation is a “one time” submission requirement. Units previously validated by FORSCOM MWR will remain in good standing until written notice of deactivation is received by IMCOM Atlantic Region MWR. Units are required to update information such as POC/unit fund, custodian, address, phone number, unit designation, or deactivation to IMCOM MWR HQ.

Annual Training (AT) of RC/NG will be referred to as RC. The RC/NG units on AT will be paid annual training unit funds (ATUF) regardless of parent unit’s duty station. The units on AT for 2 weeks will receive prorated unit funds of $1 per Soldier. RC units performing year around, fragmented or modular training may request unit dividends at the end of the fiscal year from the coordinating garrison (CI). A list of CIs is available in AR 215-1, Table 6-1.

The RC unit performing AT in a garrison or state training site that has MWR will request payment of ATUF from the MWR office at site. Units will submit the actual head count of troops on AT supported by a copy of official orders. The MWR office will process and provide funds to the unit prior to departure from the training site, and may use petty cash if the amount of ATUF is less than $500. Otherwise, payment via check will be requested from NAF Financial Services in Texarkana, Texas.

 

Please note that unit funds may not be used for the following purposes:

  • Change of Command/Retirement Ceremonies
  • Awards Ceremonies in conjunction with mission exercises
  • Protocol Functions
  • Events for selected individuals or a group, i.e. lunch for NCOs only
  • Mission-related expenditures to include Commander Coins
  • ALR funds cannot be used to purchase any audiovisual or communications equipment.

 

Please contact our NAF Support Services Chief for information on Unit Funds at +1 (804)633-8207.