Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP)

Monthly Financial Support

Under the Guardianship Assistance Program, caregivers are eligible to receive a minimum of $333 monthly payment per child once all eligibility criteria have been met.

  • To be eligible for Florida’s Guardianship Assistance Program, the eligibility criteria listed below must be met:
  • The child must be placed with a relative or fictive kin.
  • The child’s placement with the relative or fictive kin must have been approved by the court.
  • The relative or fictive kin has been licensed as a foster parent specific for the child they are seeking benefits for.
  • The relative or fictive kin has been eligible to receive a foster care room and board payment for the child for at least 6 consecutive months.
  • Guardianship Assistance Program language must be entered in the permanent guardianship case plan.
  • The court case MUST close in permanent guardianship.
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