More than 200 military families in 39 states received grants last year from the nonprofit Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation to help with the down payment and closing costs to buy homes — generally their first homes, according to foundation officials.

Pentagon Federal’s Dream Makers program will match, three-to-one, the amount of money that military families contribute to their own mortgage financing, up to $5,000. The minimum amount required for families to contribute is $500.

Service members and veterans of all branches of the military are eligible to apply. That includes active duty as well as Guard and Reserve members. Widows of service members are also eligible.

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