Grants for Single Mothers in Florida

Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Lori Pace

As a single mother who has personally benefited from Florida’s support programs, I can attest that the Sunshine State offers a lifeline to low-income families like mine. In Florida, there exists an array of assistance programs, some of which you might not be familiar with.

If you’re looking for grants for single moms in another state, follow the appropriate link. However, if not, look through a long list of grant opportunities, read more about them, and check out how to apply.

Florida Single-Parent Government Support Programs

Are you looking for grants for single moms in a specific city in Florida? Follow the appropriate links for more information:

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)

As someone who pursued higher education while raising children as a single mother, I understand the significance of financial aid. The Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) stands as a crucial resource for single moms aspiring to attend college. However, it’s important to note that specific residence, income, and enrollment conditions must be met. To begin the application process, reach out to the financial aid office at your chosen institution.

Contact the Financial Assistance Office of the Florida Department of Education at (888) 827-2004 or

Reemployment Assistance Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity offers a Reemployment Assistance Program to help you get back into the workforce. Create a new claim or verify the status of the one you already have. Call 1-800-681-8102 to file a complaint. However, call 1-800-204-2418 for help or information. Use a public computer to file a claim at a CareerSource center.

KidCare (CHIP)

Navigating healthcare options for your children as a single mom can be challenging. Having personally enrolled my own kids in Florida KidCare, the state’s counterpart to the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), I can assure you it’s a valuable resource. This program extends assistance to uninsured children with reduced family income. You can begin the application process online or by sending a completed application from the Healthy Kids website.

By fax at (866) 867-0054 or email at, send it to the program office. For more details, call 1-888-540-5437.

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School Readiness Program

The School Readiness Program, run by the Office of Early Learning, helps children prepare for school. Low-income moms can afford child care and early learning. Create a Family Portable account and apply for the program. You may also apply by contacting your county’s early learning coalition (ELC). To contact the Early Learning office, call (866) 357-3239.


Adults, infants, the elderly, and the disabled are eligible for Medicaid in Florida. Check to see if you qualify and then apply online through ACCESS Florida. The phone number for customer support is 1-866-762-2237. You can also go to your local county’s ACCESS Service Center.

School Breakfast Program (SBP)

As a single mother who has relied on the support of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP), I can affirm the significance of these initiatives. Low-income students who meet the criteria can access free or affordable breakfasts at their schools through the NSLP. If you’re seeking further details, I recommend contacting the state agency responsible for these programs in your region or reaching out to (703) 305-2281 for assistance.

National School Lunch Program

Being a single mother, I am concerned about both my child’s nutrition and our family’s budget and I can attest to the value of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This program provides eligible low-income students with access to free or affordable lunches, which can significantly ease their financial burden. To explore this further, feel free to call (703) 305-2281 or connect with your state’s participating department.

Head Start

As a single mother who has benefited from the Head Start program in Florida, I understand the importance of early childhood education and support. Head Start offers invaluable social and educational services to children aged 3 to 5, and there’s also the Early Head Start program for the littlest ones, from birth to three years old. To find the nearest Head Start program in your area, and for personalized assistance, you can reach out to the Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office at (850) 921-0025 or via email at

TANF Cash Assistance for Single Mothers

I can vouch for the significance of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program as a single mother who has experienced the challenges of financial instability. TANF provides cash assistance to eligible single-mother families, offering essential support during tough times. While it’s important to note that these funds are time-restricted, they can be used to address immediate needs. To initiate the application process, consider utilizing the ACCESS Florida method, and if you have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact customer service at 1-866-762-2237.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

In Florida, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is also called The Food Assistance Program. Check the eligibility requirements and the program fact sheet. Use your ACCESS account to apply for benefits.

Finally, single moms who meet the criteria are eligible for a free grant. Therefore, look at any single mother’s assistance program in your area of Florida.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!