Florida sends stimulus checks to foster and adoptive parents

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Florida is sending families with foster and adopted children stimulus checks in an attempt to reduce the pain of rising costs for nearly all goods due to inflation .

The $450-per-child payments are part of the state’s “Hope Florida — A Pathway to Prosperity” initiative, led by Florida first lady Casey DeSantis, which aims to help foster and adoptive families in the state.

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“We are going beyond government by bringing community partners to the table to meet the needs of foster and adoptive families under the umbrella of my Hope Florida — A Pathway to Prosperity initiative. I am on a mission to make sure that no child in Florida goes without hope, happiness, and a home,” DeSantis said in a statement promoting the initiative.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s spokeswoman Christina Pushaw confirmed the letter’s authenticity.

“This one-time payment can be used for anything from buying diapers to fueling up at the pump,” the letter from the governor read.

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The payments are funded by the state’s budget surplus, according to Pushaw.

Florida is one of several states giving targeted stimulus checks in recent months. Minnesota approved one-time $750 stimulus checks in April for front-line workers as a way to “thank” them.