Instructor Disaster Relief Payments

Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
July 21, 2021

We're excited to share this great and urgent news from the Division of Early Learning

(formerly the Office of Early Learning). You may have already received this information

directly from DEL, but we wanted to ensure you were aware of this amazing opportunity.

More about the Disaster Relief Payments

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature authorized two qualified disaster relief payments to child care

and early learning directors and instructors affected by COVID in Specific Appropriation #80B of the 2021-22 General

Appropriations Act (GAA) (Chapter 2021-036, Laws of Florida). This funding is CRSSA federal funding that the

State of Florida has authorized to be used for instructor disaster relief payments. These payments are provided to qualified

instructors in recognition of their continuing service and dedication to Florida’s children and families. 

Each Director should've receive an email invitation from
to access the online portal to verify the eligibility of your instructors by Friday, August 6, 2021.

These payments will go to individuals who are employed as a child care or early learning instructor as of July 1, 2021.

Child care and early learning instructor must be:

  • Employed as of July 1, 2021, at a private child care, early learning center, or family child care home; 
  • Employed at the time you submit the application; and 
  • Assigned to a classroom, full-time or part-time. 

If you did not receive an invite by Wednesday, July 7, 2021, please email

 or call toll-free at 1-833-258-6735.

In order to ensure that these disaster relief payments can be timely provided,

information must be submitted by Friday, August 6, 2021. 

The Division of Early Learning (formerly the Office of Early Learning) will be hosting webinars

to provide more information. 



Friday, July 23, 2021- 2:00 PM

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 2:00 PM

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Division of Early Learning at


Contact Us

Parents: (561) 514-3300
Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
Boynton Beach Administrative Office Hours: 8:30am to 5pm (Monday-Friday)
Palm Springs & Rivera Beach/Port Center Office Hours: 8am to 5:30pm (Monday-Thursday)

Special Notice:

If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at within at least seven (7) days of the event. Accommodation will be provided at no extra charge.