Governor DeSantis to Send Florida Families $450-Per-Child Relief Checks to Offset Skyrocketing Inflation

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The administration of Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that relief checks will be set out to Florida families with children utilizing repurposed federal COVID-19 relief funds. File photo: Governor Media Center.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – In an effort to offset the ongoing effects of inflation in the United States – which has hit a 40-year high and not showing any signs of abating – the administration of Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that relief checks will be set out to Florida families with children utilizing repurposed federal COVID-19 relief funds.

The checks – part of a program called “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity” – is targeting low-income families with children in the state, and will make use of $35.5 million from the $1 billion Florida received from the American Rescue Plan Act. Eligible families will receive a one-time payment of $450 per child in their household in an effort to assist families struggling with record-breaking inflation, according to Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis.

“You know, the Governor signed his budget, and obviously we’re putting a lot into that,” she said. “Making sure that we’re doing everything we can on behalf of Florida families…so $35 million within that budget will then go to support our foster and adoptive families – our single moms across the state – so they will get a one-time payment of $450.”

Similar to other relief fund checks mailed out during the COVID-19 pandemic, eligible Floridians need not apply to receive one; instead, they will automatically be sent the funds, with Florida Department of Children and Families spokesperson Laura Walthall expecting approximately 59,000 families to receive at least one check.


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“This one-time payment assists families who are being affected by rising inflation and preparing to send their children back-to-school,” she said.

Those eligible to receive the $450-per-child relief checks include foster parents, relative and non-relative caregivers, and families receiving funds from the Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program or Guardianship Assistance Program, reports say.

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