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Grants for Single Mothers in Florida

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Single mothers in Florida have access to resources that they may not know they had. Look through a long list of grant programs, learn more information, and know how to apply.

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) for single mothers

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) has grants and scholarships for single mothers trying to enroll in school. You have to meet certain residency, income, and enrollment status requirements. To apply, choose the school where you want to enroll and contact the financial aid office.

Contact the Florida Department of Education’s financial assistance office at (888) 827-2004 or OSFA@fldoe.org.

Reemployment Assistance Program

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has a Reemployment Assistance Program that gets you working again. File a new claim online or check an existing one. File by phone at 1-800-681-8102. For assistance or information, call 1-800-204-2418. Visit a CareerSource center to use a public computer and file a claim.

KidCare (CHIP)

Florida KidCare is Florida’s version of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Uninsured, low-income children are able to receive benefits. Apply on the Healthy Kids website or mail in a downloaded application. Send it to the program office by fax at (866) 867-0054 or by email at contactus@healthykids.org.

Call 1-888-540-5437 for further assistance.

School Readiness Program

The Office of Early Learning has a School Readiness Program that prepares kids for schooling. Low-income mothers are able to pay for early education and child care. Sign up for a Family Portable account and apply for the program. Also, apply by contacting the early learning coalition (ELC) in your county. Dial (866) 357-3239 to reach the Early Learning office.

Medicaid

 Florida’s Medicaid has programs for adults, children, the elderly, and the disabled. See if you are eligible and apply online through ACCESS Florida. The customer service number is 1-866-762-2237. You can also visit the ACCESS Service Center in your local county.

School Breakfast Program (SBP)

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) at state and local levels. Schools provide free or low-cost breakfast meals to low-income students who qualify. Locate the state agency that provides this program in your area or call (703) 305‐2281 if you need more information.

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and low-cost lunch meals to eligible, low-income students. For questions, call (703) 305‐2281 or contact your participating state agency.

Head Start

Florida’s Head Start has social and educational services for children from 3 to 5 years of age. There is also the Early Head Start program for children from birth to 3 years old. Find the closest Head Start program in your county. Contact the Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office by email at lilli.copp@oel.myflorida.com or by fax at (850) 921-0025.

TANF cash assistance for single mothers

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) has cash funds for eligible families of single mothers. The funds are time limited, but recipients can pay for their immediate needs. Apply for benefits through the ACCESS Florida system. Call customer service for assistance at 1-866-762-2237.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for single mothers

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is known as The Food Assistance Program in Florida. Meet the eligibility rules and review the program fact sheet. Apply for benefits through your ACCESS account.

Free grant money is given to single mothers who qualify. Look into every program that helps single mothers where you live in Florida.

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