MIAMI – An initiative of the administration of Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) will benefit nearly 59,000 families in the state, who will be able to receive an extra $450 per child, according to an announcement made by the state’s first lady, Casey DeSantis.
Under the title of the initiative “Hope Florida: A Pathway to Prosperity” (Hope Florida: A path to prosperity), promoted by the first lady, each family will receive a check for $450 per child, coming from $35.5 million of the budget state.
“I am on a mission to make sure that no child in Florida is left without hope, happiness and a home. That means doing everything possible to support those who have stepped up and welcomed these children into their homes, as well as to local partners who are already helping families,” Casey DeSantis said.
A portion of the nearly $70 million secured by Governor DeSantis in the Freedom First Budget for fatherhood initiatives will go toward mentoring opportunities for Florida’s children, including foster children, through the Hope Florida: A Pathway to Prosperity program. (Florida Hope: A Path to Prosperity).
“Our department is always looking for ways to build strong, resilient families, and these announcements will be a huge boost for our caregivers preparing to send children back to school this fall,” said DCF Secretary Shevaun Harris. .
Governor DeSantis’ press secretary, Christina Pushaw confirmed on Twitter that some families have received a letter from the governor announcing the payment of the $450 per child. He told the families that have received it, that it is a real program and not to dismiss the letters.
The conditions to be among the families that will receive the benefit and how these payments will be obtained have not yet been reported.