Educator Disaster Relief Payment

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Florida’s educators, our state was the first in the nation to reopen schools for in-person instruction and ensured that our students were provided with a panoply of educational supports for struggling learners. During the 2021 Legislative Session, Governor Ron DeSantis worked with the Legislature to fight for continued funding to support Florida’s educators and first responders by appropriating $1,000 disaster relief payments in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for:

  1. Full-time Pre-K certified teachers funded by the FEFP, K-12 classroom teachers, and principals;  
  2. Essential first responders; and  
  3. Child care and early learning instructors. 

Below are links to pertinent information about Florida’s K-12 educator disaster relief payments. Additional questions should be directed to

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