Family Empowerment Scholarship

Family Empowerment Scholarship Program

What is the Family Empowerment Scholarship?

The Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) Program is one of Florida’s greatest victories for low-income and working-class families, and it is the first of its kind to extend support to middle-income families.

On May 11, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed House Bill 7045 into law, resulting in several changes to the state funded scholarship programs, including an extensive expansion of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program.

House Bill 7045 expanded the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program to include two branches of eligibility, the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.

To find out more information about the Family Empowerment Scholarship, click the following link. https://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/fes/

For questions relating to the scholarship, parents may contact Camille Batory, Coordinator of Student Assignment for the School District of Indian River County at 772-564-3145 or camille.batory@indianriverschools.org.