Civilian Welfare

Civilian Welfare Programs are established and operated to serve the needs and interests of all Federal employees on DOD installations.

What is the Civilian Welfare Fund (CWF)?

Civilian Welfare Fund (CWF) is generated from money received through the Post Restaurant Fund (PRF). The PRF is funded by the fees received from the post cafeteria contractor for operation of the cafeterias on center. It is also funded from the income derived from the vending machines and sundry stores located through out the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC).

What is the Civilian Welfare Council (CWC)?

The Civilian Welfare Council manages the CWF, and consists of members that represent organizations from across the DSCC.   Members of the CWC are appointed by their respective organizations and serve as the voice of that organization, and ultimately represent the interests of all employees served by the CWF.

How do I request CFC Funds?

The CWC meets quarterly to review In-Cycle requests for funding. In-Cycle requests are
accepted up to 7 days prior to the quarterly meetings. Requests submitted Out-of-Cycle must be $250 or less and will be voted on by the council by phone or e-mail (process for Out-of-Cycle can take up the 21 days). For questions regarding In-Cycle and Out-of-Cycle time frames, contact 614-692-3187.

The CWC funds activities such as Installation-wide events, Armed Services Birthdays and Condolences.  Funded activities must be publicly announced and open and accessible to all interested DSCC employees.  Sales tax, alcohol and funds for DOD contractors are not authorized for reimbursement per AR 215-7.  AR 215-7 Section 5-5d(2)(d) prohibits “awarding, giving or drawing for door prizes at CWF events.”  CWF funds cannot be used for this purpose.

Click Here for information about Programs & Activities authorized to request CWF funding.

Click Here for the Civilian Welfare Fund Request Form.

Click Here  to place a Condolence Request