Grants for Single Mothers in Florida

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Last Updated on September 28, 2023 by Lori Pace

Florida, also known as the sunshine state, provides government support programs to low-income and single-parent families. In Florida, single moms also have access to services they may not be aware of.

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)

For single moms seeking to enroll in college, the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) offers grants and scholarships. However, you must meet certain residence, salary, and enrollment status requirements met. To apply, contact the school’s financial aid office where you want to enroll.

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)

Florida’s equivalent of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is known as Florida KidCare. Children that are uninsured and have a reduced income are eligible for assistance. Apply online or mail in 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)

At the state and local levels, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP). Low-income students who qualify receive free or low-cost breakfast meals from their schools. If you need more detail, find the state agency that offers this service in your region or call (703) 305-2281.

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) offers qualifying low-income students free or low-cost lunches. For more details, call (703) 305-2281 or contact your state’s participating department.

Head Start

Head Start in Florida provides social and educational services to children aged 3 to 5. There is also the Early Head Start program for children from birth to three years. Locate the nearest Head Start program in your region. Contact the Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office by fax at (850) 921-0025 or by email at

TANF cash assistance for single mothers

Cash assistance is available through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for qualifying single-mother families. Although the funds are time-restricted, recipients may use them to meet their immediate needs. Use the ACCESS Florida method to apply for benefits. Finally, you can reach 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!