$35.5 million in Governor DeSantis’ budget will support nearly 59,000 Florida families with a one-time payment of $450 per child, which includes foster families.
First Lady Casey DeSantis held a roundtable discussion to highlight how the State of Florida is working to support and empower Florida’s foster and adoptive families through the Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity initiative. The Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity initiative, spearheaded by First Lady DeSantis and implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families, utilizes ‘Care Navigators’ to guide Floridians on an individualized path to prosperity by focusing on community collaboration between the private sector, faith-based community, nonprofits, and government entities to break down traditional community silos in an effort to maximize resources and uncover opportunities. The goal is to help individuals realize economic self-sufficiency and prosperity.
The event included major announcements that further enhance the comprehensive network of support that the state is cultivating with community partners to help those in need, including supporting nearly 59,000 Florida families with the $450 payment per child, including foster families.
You don’t have to apply for this one-time payment and the checks are mailed directly to the recipients.
Those eligible would receive a check within the next seven days.
Who may I contact if I am eligible and feel like I should have received a check?
DCF is setting up a hotline specifically for the payment where Floridians can call and ask about their eligibility if they feel they should be included, or if they were supposed to receive a check but didn’t,