Single Mother Financial Help Information
> Financial Help for Single Mothers
> Educational Grants for Single Mothers
> Free Government Grants for Single Moms
> Government Housing Grants for Single Moms
> Financial Aid for Single Mothers
> Nutrition & Health Government Grants for Single Mothers
> Daycare Financial Help for Working Single Moms
> Government Grants for Single Moms Buying Home for First Time
> Applying for Food Stamps for Single Moms
> Low Cost Grocery Shopping for Single Moms
> SocialServe.com Search for Affordable Housing for Single Mothers
> Child Support Help for Single Mothers
> College Money for Single Mothers
> Financial Help for Disabled Mothers
> Scholarships for Kids with Deceased Parent

Index of Financial Grants

> Federal Pell Grant
> Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
> Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
> Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
> The Sister Fund
> Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
> CoAbode Single Mothers House Sharing
> Housing Choice Voucher Program & State Rental Assistance Program
> Transitional Housing Grant Program
> Specially Adapted Housing Program
> The Vision House
> Sunshine Lady Foundation
> Women's Independence Scholarship Program, Inc.
> SOROPTIMST, Best for Women Organization
> American Association of University Women (AAUW)
> Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program - Mary Kay Foundation
> Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program
> WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program
> Insure Kids Now! Program
> National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
> Child Care Aware
> Child Care and Development Fund Contacts
> Early Head Start - National Resource Center
 > Federal Housing Association (FHA) Loans
 > AmeriDream Inc. - Down Payment Assistance for Home Buyers
 > Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
 > Easter Seals Disability Services
 



Single mothers in Florida have a tough job of raising their kids, providing nutritious meals, medicine & housing for their dependents. However with only a single income, this responsibility becomes much harder. Florida is also a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the United States, a whopping 12.2%! While single mothers who have a job are facing difficulties in providing the basics to their families, think of those single moms who do NOT have a job and desperately need financial aid for single moms. Fortunately in this article, we will overview the food stamps, housing & childcare assistance programs for single mothers.

Food assistance program in Florida helps low income families & single moms provide nutritious meals for their dependents. The dollar value of food benefits that a family can receive depends on the # of people in the family, monthly gross income, and what's left over after expenses such as rent, utilities, etc are deducted. Eligible families must not have assets exceeding $2,000 or $3,000 for those with a disabled member in the family to be eligible for food stamp benefits.

As a general rule of thumb, most households must pass a gross income limit at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). As an example, a household with 2 people should not have income exceeding $2,429 to be eligible for food stamp benefits. A complete income requirements chart can be downloaded by visiting this PDF file here on page 3 http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/docs/fafactsheet.pdf

With food stamp benefits, needy families can purchase breads & cereals, fruits & vegetables, meat, fish & poultry, dairy products & seeds/plants to grow their own food. Be aware that households cannot buy items of alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco, wine, beer, pet food, soap & paper products, vitamins or other medicines.

Website: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/foodstamps.shtml

The Florida Medicaid programs offers health benefits to low income & needy families who would otherwise not be able to afford healthcare. Benefits under the Medicaid program are officially administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration. Approved families are given Permanent gold Medicaid card that are presented to any hospital or clinic facility to pay for the cost of health care. Single moms who exceed the income requirements limit for the Medicaid program may still be eligible to receive partial health care benefits under Medicaid under a program called Medically Needy program. Under this program, individuals must have certain amount of medical bills each month that they are not able to repay.

Applications for Medicaid & food stamps program in Florida can be made online by visiting this link http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida The service is very neat as it lets you view your benefit status, apply for additional benefits, view the funds in your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Account & lots more.

Website: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/medicaid.shtml

This office under the department of Education in Florida administers many grants, scholarships & financial aid for students from all walks of life; singles, widowed to single moms. The department offers many different grants & scholarships, some notable ones we saw on their website are:

These grants are offered as help for paying tuition fees, books & other university related expenses. Generally to be eligible to apply, students must already be enrolled in an approved college or university in an undergraduate program in the state of Florida. Other rules include:

  • Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours (4 courses) each term
  • Not be in default of a previous student loan or grant repayment
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid
  • Be a US citizen

Be sure to visit the website below for an ocean load of good information.

Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/home/uamain.htm