Florida Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to nearly eight million children and families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford private coverage.

In some states, CHIP covers parents and pregnant women.…

Florida Food Assistance Program (SNAP)

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called food assistance in Florida and formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation…

Florida Head Start Program

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's…

Florida Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Florida's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides grants to local governments and non-profit agencies to assist eligible low-income Florida households in meeting the costs of home heating and cooling. The majority of the funds are used for utility payment…

Florida Medicaid

Florida Medicaid is the state and Federal partnership that provides health coverage for selected categories of people in Florida with low incomes. Its purpose is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their…

Florida Reemployment Assistance (Insurance) Program

The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under Florida law, and meet other eligibility requirements of Florida law. Unemployment insuran…

Florida School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. School breakfasts and lunches must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Federal nutrition standards. Some schools offer…

Florida Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program (SMP) is available to children of all schools or nonprofit child care institutions that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), or Summer…

Florida Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women,…

Florida Summer Food Service

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is state-administered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness…

Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.

The four purposes of…

Florida Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants to community action agencies, local governments, Indian tribes and non-profit agencies to fund energy saving repairs to low-income homes in all counties. Grants are allocated based on a formula combining po…

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