Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. Airmen and Guardians on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services; so medical and educational needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process. The overall goal of EFMP is to help Families accompany the Service member to the right duty locations, not to exclude them.

EFMP has made enhancements to improve the Family experience through greater understanding of the role of each component within EFMP while expanding EFMP Family Support resources to include:

  • EFMP & Me Tool: A new online tool to provide Families direct access to information and resources in each of the three components
    • Offers 24/7 access, at home or on the go, through a digital application
    • Provides Family members with a tailored, streamlined and supportive digital experience to locate guidance and information when and where needed
    • Gives service providers and military leaders an additional information source to use and to recommend to Families.
  • Improved Communication with Families: EFMP Family Support focuses on sharing information with Families to better support them and help them improve their self-advocacy skills.
    • EFMP Family Support Feedback Tool: Provides a mechanism for families to give feedback about their recent experience with installation EFMP Family Support
    • New brand and improved messaging: Communicates clearly and effectively that EFMP is evolving to better meet the needs of service providers and Families. Service providers and leaders can get out the message to Families with the helpful tools and resources in the EFMP brand toolkit
    • EFMP/SPECIAL NEEDS provides additional tools and information for service providers and leaders who support military Families with special needs.

For more information on the recent enhancements, please visit: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/special-needs/efmp/new-efmp-tools-and-resources/