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Disaster Relief

Child Care and Early Learning Instructor Disaster Relief Payment

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature authorized two qualified disaster relief payments to child care and early learning instructors affected by COVID in Specific Appropriation #80B of the 2021-22 General Appropriations Act (GAA) (Chapter 2021-036, Laws of Florida).

The Division launched two application cycles for Child Care and Early Learning Instructor Disaster Relief Payments. 

More than 75,000 instructors received a $1,000 check in the first round of disaster relief payments that concluded October 30, 2021 and over 86,000 instructors received a $1,000 check in the second round of disaster relief payments that concluded April 30, 2022. 

Questions about this program can be sent to DisasterRelief@oel.myflorida.com