Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill to Support Foster Kids, Parents

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will support foster children and parents.

DeSantis signed the bill during a news conference at Miami Dade College Tuesday morning.

The bill will set aside $19 million for stipends for relatives and non-relatives who take on the role of foster parents. Another $25 million will go toward paying $200 a month to parents of younger foster children, DeSantis said.

A third component of the bill expands tuition and fee waivers at schools and colleges for foster children.

On Monday, DeSantis signed a bill in Tampa to create new grant programs to help fathers become more engaged with their children and children whose fathers aren't in their home.

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