Irish households taking in Ukrainian refugees will get a €400 monthly payment.
However, only those who pledge accommodation for at least six months will be eligible for the payment and will be backdated to when the refugees arrived at the accommodation.
It is similar to a system in place in the UK for those who pledged accommodation for those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Yesterday, figures showed there were nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children enrolled in Irish schools, according to the Department of Education.
Some 3,968 are in primary school, while 1,875 are enrolled in secondary schools.
The figures show that Dublin schools have the highest amount, with 731 in primary school and 369 in secondary school.
Cork is in second with 365 in primary and 171 in secondary, while Kerry has just one fewer with 380 in primary and 155 in secondary
Clare is in fourth with a total of 441, while Wexford is in fifth with 352.
Information for parents in Ukrainian and Russian on accessing school places is available on gov.ie/Ukraine.