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State of Montana National Guard Referral Incentive Program (GRIP)

Effective 1 October 2023, the Montana National Guard Referral Incentive Program provides for $1,000 payments to Soldiers, Airmen and veterans who refer someone to the Montana National Guard. Current members of the Montana Army and Air National Guard below the rank of Colonel are eligible for a payment, as are all honorably discharged veterans. Payments will only be made once a referred individual enlists.

The application form below gives more details on requirements and eligibility.


If you have a lead or want more information, please contact the Army Guard at 406-324-3164 or the Air Guard at 406-791-0665.

Click here to see the benefits flyer.

Have you referred a potential Recruit, but they haven't fully enlisted yet?

Let us know here!
Online Notification Form
Please note: This form is for notification purposes only. You will still need to complete and submit the Referral Application Form below to recieve your incentive payment.

Submitting A Referral Claim

To expedite processing your payment, please consider filling out and submitting the GRIP forms electronically.

  • The individual requesting the enlistment incentive payment and who will recieve the amount totalling $1,000.00 fills out the Referreral Application form (preferably digitally), and submits the completed form via email to, or by mail to:
DMA Director's Office - GRIP
PO Box 4789
1956 Mt Majo St
Fort Harrison, MT 59636

  • The Department of Military Affairs will process the application after verification from the Montana National Guard. The State of Montana will process the enlistment incentive payment in the amount of $1,000.00 and send it to the Referrer.