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Morale, Welfare and Recreation Funding Categories Explained


Funding for MWR programs and services is based on three categories: mission sustaining, community support, and revenue generating. Each category supports military readiness by providing community, service member, and family support services. Programs within these categories are funded by Congress through appropriated funds (APF), non-appropriated funds (NAF), or a combination of the two.

Category A: Mission Sustaining Programs

Category A programs and services are considered the most essential in meeting the organizational objectives of the Services. The programs should be supported almost entirely with APF. Programs within this category promote the physical and mental well-being of the military member, thereby supporting the basic military mission. Examples of Category A MWR programs include: physical fitness and aquatics; library programs; on-installation parks and picnic areas; basic social recreation programs; shipboard, company, and/or unit level programs; and sports and athletics (self-directed, unit level, intramural).

Category B: Community Support Programs

Category B programs and services are designed to provide service members and their families with community support systems. These programs are funded through a mixture of APF and NAF, but should primarily be funded through APF. Examples of Category B MWR programs and services include: Child Development Programs; Youth Activities; outdoor recreation; arts and crafts skill development; automotive crafts skill development; and sports programs above the intramural level.

Category C: Revenue Generating Programs

Category C programs and services generate sufficient income to provide for a majority of their operating expenses, though they are authorized limited APF support. Examples of Category C MWR programs and services include: golf courses, clubs, bowling centers, recreational lodging, and boating activities. Revenue generating programs at designated MWR remote and isolated locations may receive the same type of APF support as Category B programs.


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