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Stephen Bishop

Jul 7, 2021

Thanks to the generosity of the Coast Guard Foundation (CGF) and its Shipmate Fund (SMF), Coast Guard units have acquired fitness, morale, and recreational equipment.

ALCOAST 246/21
1. Thanks to the generosity of the Coast Guard Foundation (CGF)
and its Shipmate Fund (SMF), Coast Guard units have acquired
fitness, morale, and recreational equipment that has greatly
improved the quality of life for Coast Guard personnel and
their families.
2. This ALCOAST solicits requests for new Shipmate Fund items,
which must be submitted per the guidelines below. The Shipmate
Fund Request List will be a two year list that will be revalidated
on the second year to ensure the list stays current. Submissions
must be made using the Excel spreadsheet named "District Shipmate
Fund Request List Template, "found at the following web site:
(Copy and Paste Below URL into Browser)

Units must download the template and save the spreadsheet before
filling it out. For each item, fill out Columns B through F and
then a full detailed description in column J. Columns G through
I are for Community Services Command (CSC) use only and are
blacked out. Please do not add or delete columns or alter the
form in anyway as this form will be part of a large workbook
and could cause delays.
a. Any item(s) previously submitted for the Shipmate Fund
must be re-submitted if the unit still desires the item(s).
The previous Shipmate Fund list will no longer be valid once
the list generated from this ALCOAST is approved starting
November 1, 2021.
b. Requests are limited to items not categorized as critical
to CG operations or support. Shipmate funding is not an alternative
funding source for required infrastructure, safety, or mission-
related equipment or material. Examples of items that have been
denied funding previously are professional development materials,
unaccompanied personnel housing furniture, government-owned
housing items, construction projects, safety related items, and
office equipment. Requests should focus on items to support the
physical fitness, morale, and recreational needs of Coast Guard
commands. Items in support of Coast Guard Child Development
Centers are also authorized.
c. Requests must be limited to items of value between a total
minimum of $1,000 and a total maximum of $25,000. Requests for
construction, services, and memberships will not be considered.
Units requesting self-help projects will be required to obtain
approval by the appropriate facilities engineering staff and /or
Civil Engineering Unit prior to initiating the project. The
maximum number of requests an individual unit may submit is
limited to two. Each request must contain a brief (one sentence)
description of the item(s) the unit intends to purchase.
d. Requests for motorized MWR boats will not be considered.
Small human-powered craft such as kayaks, paddleboats, etc.,
will be considered. Please note, units receiving funding for
watercrafts which have a hull identification number must have,
or will be required to obtain, a watercraft program approval
from CSC.
3. In order to align with the CGF's request to consolidate by
District, designated MWR Directors at Bases Alameda, Boston,
Cleveland, Honolulu, Kodiak, New Orleans, Miami Beach, Portsmouth
and Seattle will receive, consolidate, and prioritize requests
from all Coast Guard units in their geographic AORs, including,
but not limited to Sectors, Districts, Areas, and HQ units. HQ
units, Training Centers, and other units should submit requests
to the District MWR director where the unit physically resides.
For example: TRACEN Petaluma resides in D11 so the D11 director
will be the point of contact (POC). Submissions from field units
are due to the designated MWR Director by September 1, 2021;
late submissions will not be considered. MWR staffs will
incorporate input from all interested units and stakeholders
to create a comprehensive, prioritized list for their geographic
area of responsibility (AOR). Where appropriate, the use of
representative, local review committees, such as the Chief
Petty Officer's mess, is highly encouraged for this process.
Base Commanding Officers must review their respective MWR
Director's prioritized list before sending recommendations
to the District Command Master Chief (CMC) for District approval.
After vetting by District Commanders, Bases must send their
geographic AOR’s prioritized list to CSC.
4. Units whose items are selected for funding will be notified
by email or message.
5. POC MWR Directors by district:
D1/Base Boston: CIV Jennifer Young, (617) 223-3467
D5/Base Portsmouth: CIV Jeff Wapner, (757) 483-8671
D7/Base Miami: CIV Stephen Ondriezek, (305) 535-4564
D8/Base New Orleans: CWO Robert Arseneaux, (504) 253-4795
D9/Base Cleveland: CWO Megan Johnson, (216) 902-6282
D11/Base Alameda: CIV Laurie Capp-Carter, (510) 437-3579
D13/Base Seattle: CIV James Graddy, (206) 217-6357
D14/Base Honolulu: CIV Neil Morgan, (808) 842-2953
D17/Base Kodiak: CIV Richard Carmen, (907) 487-5390
6. Deadlines:
Unit submissions to Regional MWR Director: September 1, 2021
District approved consolidated/prioritized
list to CSC: October 1, 2021
New SMF list start: November 1, 2021
7. The CSC point of contact is CWO Stephen Bishop, email: Units, commands, and other interested
stakeholders are not authorized to contact the CGF directly.
8. Dr. D. M. Navarro, Acting Assistant Commandant for Human
Resources (CG-1), sends.
9. Internet release is authorized.

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