Office of Child Welfare

Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP)

The State of Florida offers the benefit of Guardianship Assistance payments to relatives and fictive kin that commit to providing long term care for children in Florida’s Child Welfare System and meet eligibility criteria. The Guardianship Assistance Program (also known as GAP) is governed by s. 39.6225, F.S. and is designed to provide additional services and supports to caregivers of children that were removed from their primary caregiver due to abuse or neglect.

For more information about this program please contact your local community-based care agency.

View the GAP brochure.