Ron and Casey DeSantis made a huge announcement that left everyone dying of suspense

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Florida has been doing everything differently than every woke liberal state in the country.

But his run as Florida Governor will be over in 2026.

And the DeSantises made a huge announcement that left everyone dying of suspense.

The Hope Florida program

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis is spearheading a transcendent program aimed at breaking the cycle of government welfare dependence.

She helped launch the Hope Florida  program in 2022 to use the power of the private sector to give Floridians a helping hand.

The program uses Hope Navigators to connect people to charities and faith-based institutions.

DeSantis told The Wall Street Journal, “In Florida, instead of over-relying on the government, we’re organizing the generosity and goodness of our neighbors to help one another.”

The DeSantises announced another round of grants to Hope Florida and assured state residents that the program’s success is having a positive impact.

The organization gave $20,000 in grants funded by private donations to charities in the Florida panhandle, including St. Andrew Christian Care Center, Food for Thought Outreach, and A Bed 4 Me Foundation.

First Baptist Church of Pensacola received $20,000 and was recognized as one of the most active churches in the program.

Ending government dependency

DeSantis pointed out that roughly 30,000 people whom Hope Florida had helped had cut back or “completely eliminated” their need for government assistance.

Governor DeSantis said, “What Hope Florida basically is premised on is, government is not the solution to society problems. . .Particularly when you talk about people that need means-tested welfare.”

Studies show that free stuff from the government suppresses labor force participation.

He continued, “To just simply get checks from the government, that does not lift people up, that does not open the horizons. . .What that typically does is that creates incentives that develop a culture of dependency on those systems.”

DeSantis also noted that 100,000 Floridians have received aid via the program.

DeSantis explained, “Hope Florida is leading tens of thousands of Floridians off of government reliance and into prosperity and self-sufficiency. . .As a result of the program, we are saving taxpayers millions of dollars – nearly $800 million over the next decade.”

Casey DeSantis said that Hope Florida was helping residents resolve problems in ways that the state could not.

She said, “A lot of times the outcomes aren’t as good and we’re spending more money and it’s not good for the individual. . .But now, we’re getting in front of it.”

Hope Florida has shown remarkable results in helping people get back on their feet with 73% of participants finding a job and 62% securing reliable housing.

Federal and state governments have spent untold trillions of dollars on various welfare programs since the advent of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society in the 1960s.

However, government handouts have never been the way to prosperity.

They are intended to be a temporary reprieve, not an indefinite crutch.

Hope Florida could be the model for reducing waste, fraud, and abuse in the current welfare system.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.