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How are Strong Bonds events funded?

The authority to expend funds for implementing the Strong Bonds Program is contained in Title 10, United States Code Section 1789 and paragraph 1-16g, AR 165-1.

Commanders are authorized and encouraged to utilize locally available appropriated funds as needed to support the program. Supplemental funding may also be available from the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH) for active component units, US Army Reserve Command (USARC) Chaplains Office for reserve component units and the National Guard Bureau Office of the Chaplain for Army National Guard (ARNG) units.