Numerous states throughout the country have taken it upon themselves to give their residents stimulus payments as a way to help with the pandemic.
Florida is no different, and follows the three checks sent by the federal government to low and middle income households.
The ability to get stimulus cash isn’t as easy as it was in 2020 or 2021, but that does not mean there are no programs in 2022.
Florida is giving stimulus checks to teachers
During the pandemic, teachers and principals that remained devoted to their jobs received stimulus payments as a thanks to their efforts.
Now, they may see additional stimulus money in 2022.
177,000 teachers and principals could qualify.
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How much is the stimulus payment?
The payments will likely be worth $1,000.
In 2021 the checks sent to teachers were worth $1,000.
$3.5 million dollars have been set aside by the Florida Department of Education for now as the legislation is discussed.
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This would be the fifth check some teachers can collect after the three federal stimulus payments and one previously sent by the state of Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis says he think this move is a great idea.
He claims to have focused on making Florida a leader in education and this is an investment.
DeSantis believes boosting teachers pay is an indirect investment into making a difference for students.
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