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The committedness of Universal Basic Income (UBI) remains an charismatic conception to many, moreover arsenic nan U.S. system fluctuates(opens successful a caller tab), COVID-19 nationalist wellness declarations are lifted(opens successful a caller tab), and nan threat of a national recession ebbs done nan news cycle(opens successful a caller tab). Cities crossed nan state proceed announcing new free rate programs for residents(opens successful a caller tab),(opens successful a caller tab) and early adopters person concluded and published nan results of multi-year aviator programs.

UBI is really an old concept, bolstered by galore historical examples showing nan practice's positive economical effects(opens successful a caller tab). The idea is very simple: Long-term rate payments supply a basal information nett for everyone. Payments travel pinch perfectly nary conditions attached, arsenic often arsenic erstwhile a month. In nan 21st century, the much section programs we launch, nan much it seems to work(opens successful a caller tab).

The thought gained wide and urgent relevance successful 2020, arsenic millions of households coped pinch nan financial effect of nan pandemic. In response, galore cities chose to trial guaranteed income programs — akin successful rule to UBI, but offered to a prime information of a city's organization alternatively of each residents.

These groups are either randomly selected, aliases chosen based connected location, wealth, aliases moreover career, for illustration nan guaranteed income programs for artists successful San Francisco(opens successful a caller tab) and Long Beach(opens successful a caller tab), California.

Mayors for a Guaranteed Income(opens successful a caller tab), founded successful 2020 by erstwhile Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs, advocates for guaranteed income programs(opens successful a caller tab) crossed nan country. By nan extremity of 2022, location were more than 100 mayors progressive successful nan organization's work(opens successful a caller tab), and a fewer twelve had already launched aviator programs, pinch moreover much readying guaranteed income initiatives. Early personnel cities could use for up to $500,000 successful backing for their ain aviator programs, initially funded by a $15-million donation(opens successful a caller tab) from erstwhile Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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The activity for guaranteed income is growing, initiated successful nationalist consciousness by erstwhile demands for financial information nets during nan pandemic. Momentum has been facilitated successful portion by groups for illustration nan grassroots nonprofit Income Movement(opens successful a caller tab), which consults pinch metropolis governments and organizes global nationalist marches(opens successful a caller tab) pushing for basal income, and nan Economic Security Project(opens successful a caller tab), different nonprofit that advocates for a guaranteed income.

Nationwide, nonprofits besides are throwing themselves into nan mix. Miracle Messages(opens successful a caller tab), a nonprofit providing societal support services for group experiencing homelessness, hosts its ain type of a UBI aviator for unhoused group crossed nan nation. Called nan Miracle Money(opens successful a caller tab) program, it provides $500 per period successful nonstop rate transfers to participants.

And successful February, Mayors for a Guaranteed Income launched Counties for a Guaranteed Income(opens successful a caller tab), which supports elected region officials successful nan broader activity for a unchangeable income level for each Americans.

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State, not conscionable city, governments are besides slow rising to nan calls for guaranteed income. In 2021, California announced a statewide guaranteed income project(opens successful a caller tab), signed disconnected connected by Gov. Gavin Newsom, pinch a fund of $35 cardinal for nan adjacent 5 years. Could it beryllium 1 measurement person to UBI?

Here's a database of guaranteed income programs successful nan U.S., from nan completed to nan precocious announced.

Alabama

Birmingham (Embrace Mothers(opens successful a caller tab))

Birmingham announced a guaranteed income investigation pilot(opens successful a caller tab) — intended specifically to thief azygous women raising children — successful October 2021, and officially launched nan programme successful February 2022.

Eligible participants were described arsenic "female-identifying heads of family caring for astatine slightest 1 kid nether nan property of 18," according to nan programme application, and were randomly selected by nan program's investigation partner, Abt Associates. The first group of 110 group began receiving $375 per period for a twelvemonth successful March 2022.

The programme besides included a power group of 132 group who will not person monthly income, but will beryllium paid for their information successful aviator surveys. It was supported by a $500,000 assistance from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income arsenic good arsenic further backing from nan metropolis of Birmingham.

Arizona

Phoenix

In September 2021, nan Phoenix City Council approved a $12-million rate assistance program(opens successful a caller tab) to thief low-income families.

The programme provided 1,000 families a $1,000 monthly stipend for 1 year. Households must person been astatine aliases beneath 80 percent of nan Area Median Income ($63,200 for a family of four, according to nan city). Selected families were either surviving in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development communities, utilizing federally funded lodging prime vouchers for Section 8 properties, aliases participating successful nan city's Emergency Rental Assistance programme funded by coronavirus alleviation money, nan Phoenix New Times reported(opens successful a caller tab).

Funds came from nan American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), pinch thief from nan Partnership for Economic Innovation, and nan first payments (sent via prepaid debit cards) were distributed successful February 2022.

California

Compton (Compton Pledge(opens successful a caller tab))

The Compton Pledge program, announced successful October 2020(opens successful a caller tab), provided monthly rate payments (between $300 and $600) to much than 800 families successful nan metropolis of Compton for 2 years. The participating families were chiefly "irregularly aliases informally employed residents, immigrants of varied ineligible status, and nan formerly incarcerated," according to a metropolis statement(opens successful a caller tab).

Participants besides were provided entree to free banking services provided by Compton Pledge. As of April 14, 2021, nan programme had already distributed $1 million(opens successful a caller tab) to 1,770 residents.

The past payments were distributed successful 2023, making up a full of $9.3 cardinal fixed straight to 800 participating families(opens successful a caller tab).

Los Angeles (Basic Income Guaranteed: LA Economic Assistance Pilot(opens successful a caller tab))

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced(opens successful a caller tab) a $24-million guaranteed income programme for LA residents successful April 2021. The metropolis authorities said it would reallocate $6 million(opens successful a caller tab) trim from nan LAPD fund towards nan initiative. The Basic Income Guaranteed: LA Economic Assistance Pilot (better known by its acronym, BIG LEAP) provided 3,200 individuals nether nan poorness statement pinch $1,000 per period for a twelvemonth — overmuch much than its original 2,000-resident(opens successful a caller tab) goal.

To beryllium eligible, applicants had to beryllium pregnant aliases parents of limited children, person an income astatine aliases beneath nan national poorness line, and beryllium affected by COVID-19. The first payments were disbursed successful January 2022, and nan programme officially ended successful April 2023.

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County has unveiled aggregate different guaranteed income programs. In July 2021, nan county announced(opens successful a caller tab) it would beryllium sending $1,204 per period to 150 residents betwixt nan ages of 18 and 24 years old. Those selected were already receiving wide alleviation benefits for low-income residents.

A 2nd nonstop rate program, BREATHE,(opens successful a caller tab) unveiled successful May 2021(opens successful a caller tab), ended its unfastened exertion play successful September 2022 and selected 1,000 residents(opens successful a caller tab) to participate successful a $1,000-per-month nonstop rate program. Support from nan programme will widen for 3 years. It's supported by authorities funds, arsenic good arsenic philanthropic organizations for illustration nan Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, nan James Irvine Foundation, and nan Kresge Foundation.

Long Beach

In July 2021, Long Beach announced its guaranteed income aviator programme to thief residents of nan city's 90813 ZIP code. According to nan Long Beach mayor's office, this is nan "highest concentrated area of family poorness successful Long Beach and has a median family income 25 percent little than immoderate different ZIP codification successful nan city."

The programme will springiness 250 families a $500 stipend for 1 year. Priority will beryllium fixed to single-parent households, chiefly azygous mothers, pinch incomes beneath nan poorness line. In February 2022, nan metropolis launched a petition for proposals(opens successful a caller tab) to instrumentality nan projected pilot, and successful May 2022, it signed a contract(opens successful a caller tab) pinch nan nonprofit Fund for Guaranteed Income(opens successful a caller tab). The first payments were issued successful May 2023(opens successful a caller tab).

Marin County

Inspired by nan occurrence of nan neighboring Oakland and Stockton aviator programs, Marin County announced plans(opens successful a caller tab) for its ain aviator programme successful March 2021. The programme would springiness $1,000 to 125 women of colour who are raising astatine slightest 1 kid nether nan property of 18.

The projected $3-million inaugural was supported by a nonprofit philanthropic group, nan Marin Community Foundation(opens successful a caller tab), and a $400,000 assistance from nan Marin County Board of Supervisors. According to nan foundation, nan pilot's first information of recipients focuses connected those facing "the top aggregate of challenges(opens successful a caller tab): debased income, young children, and facing nan regular travails and insults of overt and covert group discrimination."

Eligible mothers were to beryllium chosen from a excavation of much than 4,000 individuals who already person backing from nan foundation.

Mountain View (Elevate Mountain View(opens successful a caller tab))

The metropolis of Mountain View's guaranteed income aviator programme was presented successful its exploratory shape successful September 2021(opens successful a caller tab) and launched officially successful September 2022.

It will supply nonstop rate payments of $500 per period to 166 randomly selected low-income families for 2 years. Eligible participants must make 30 percent beneath nan area's mean median income. The first payments were distributed successful December 2022.

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Oakland (Oakland Resilient Families(opens successful a caller tab))

Oakland's guaranteed income task was unveiled successful March 2021(opens successful a caller tab) and provided hundreds of low-income families pinch $500 monthly payments during an 18-month task period. Households pinch nan top income disparities, arsenic defined by nan Oakland Equity Index(opens successful a caller tab), were fixed privilege successful nan exertion process. To qualify, families must person had a kid nether nan property of 18. Eligible participants were randomly selected.

The programme is wholly funded by backstage donors and had raised $6.75 million(opens successful a caller tab) arsenic of nan announcement. Oakland representatives said astatine nan clip that "at slightest 80 percent" of those costs would beryllium distributed complete nan 18 months.

In February 2022, nan programme announced it would beryllium extending its first shape aft receiving a $1-million assistance from an anonymous donor, providing 300 families pinch $500 a period for an further six months. The citywide 2nd shape was launched successful January 2022 for different 300 residents and will extremity successful June 2023.

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Santa Clara County

In July 2020, Santa Clara County launched nan first guaranteed income programme successful nan state that specifically helps young adults transitioning retired of nan foster attraction system(opens successful a caller tab). The pilot, which had a $900,000 budget, gave 72 erstwhile foster attraction younker $1,000 a period for 1 year.

Inspired by nan occurrence of nan aviator program, Sen. Dave Cortese introduced the Universal Basic Income for Transition Age Foster Youth Act(opens successful a caller tab) successful 2021, which, had it been passed, would person fixed $1,000 a period to astir 2,500 younker aging retired of a authorities foster attraction program. The measure was tabled, but Cortese introduced a 2nd type detailing the California Success, Opportunity, and Academic Resilience (SOAR) Guaranteed Income Program, which would supply guaranteed income to precocious schoolhouse seniors experiencing homelessness. In April 2022, nan measure passed a ballot successful nan Senate Education Committee(opens successful a caller tab).

San Diego and National City (San Diego for Every Child(opens successful a caller tab))

The San Diego for Every Child programme was created by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis to reside puerility poorness successful San Diego. The guaranteed income(opens successful a caller tab) aviator was announced successful November 2021 and is managed successful business pinch nan Jewish Family Service of San Diego(opens successful a caller tab).

The aviator provides $500 a period for 24 months to 150 families, each of which person a kid who is 12 years aged aliases under. Only families surviving successful prime ZIP codes were eligible for nan program: 92114 (Encanto), 92139 (Paradise Hills), 91950 (National City), and 92173 (San Ysidro). The aviator distributed its first monthly payments successful March 2022.

San Francisco

The San Francisco area has debuted respective free money programs.

The Abundant Birth Project(opens successful a caller tab) is simply a aviator programme led by Expecting Justice(opens successful a caller tab), an inaugural to reside preterm births and maternal health, and Mayor London Breed. The programme provides "unconditional rate supplements to Black and Pacific Islander mothers arsenic a strategy to trim preterm commencement and amended economical outcomes," nan statement explains. Recipients will get $1,000 per period for 12 months. They must beryllium pregnant and person an yearly income of little than $100,000. Initial payments were fixed retired successful June 2022, and enrollment for nan first 150 recipients was completed successful December 2022. The Abundant Birth Project website indicates nan programme will relaunch this year, pinch applications anticipated to reopen successful summertime 2023.

The South San Francisco guaranteed income program(opens successful a caller tab) was announced and launched successful 2021(opens successful a caller tab) to support undocumented aliases formerly incarcerated residents of nan South San Francisco area, arsenic good arsenic supply alleviation during COVID-19. The programme group retired to administer $500 a period for 1 twelvemonth to 160 households who besides person lawsuit guidance services from nan city. The first payments to prime recipients were fixed retired successful December 2021.

In November 2022, nan metropolis announced it would beryllium expanding moreover much guaranteed income programs acknowledgment to a assistance from nan California Department of Social Services:

  • Expecting Justice (Heluna Health DBA Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.): A $5,000,000 assistance to supply 425 pregnant individuals who are disproportionately impacted by perinatal wellness disparities pinch $600 to $1,000 per period for 12 months.

  • Inland Southern California United Way: A $5,000,000 assistance to supply 500 pregnant individuals and 150 erstwhile foster younker pinch $600 per period for 18 months.

  • iFoster, Inc.: A $4,763,010 assistance to supply 300 erstwhile foster younker pinch $750 per period for 18 months.

  • Los Angeles Section National Council of Jewish Women, Inc.: A assistance of $3,681,949 to supply 150 pregnant individuals who person glucosuria pinch $1,000 per period for 18 months.

  • San Francisco Human Services Agency: A $3,300,000 assistance to supply 150 erstwhile foster younker pinch $1,200 per period for 18 months.

  • McKinleyville Community Collaborative: A $2,354,841 assistance to supply 150 pregnant individuals pinch $1,000 per period for 18 months. 

  • Ventura County Human Services Agency: A $1,500,000 assistance to supply 150 younker erstwhile foster younker pinch $1,000 per period for 18 months.

Sonoma County (Pathway to Income Equity(opens successful a caller tab))

The Sonoma County Pathway to Income Equity programme was officially launched successful September 2022(opens successful a caller tab) by nan Sonoma County Guaranteed Basic Income Coalition and First 5 Sonoma County.

It provides 305 region residents pinch $500 a period for 24 months, and eligibility is based connected income, residency, and nan household's reported effect from COVID-19. The costs are provided by nan county, metropolis of Healdsburg, metropolis of Petaluma, and metropolis of Santa Rosa, on pinch American Rescue Plan Act funds. The programme is successful business pinch nan Fund for Guaranteed Income, and each payments are distributed arsenic "COVID disaster relief."

Stockton (Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration(opens successful a caller tab))

Announced successful February 2019 by then-Mayor (and Mayors for a Guaranteed Income founder) Michael Tubbs, nan Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) is simply a completed(opens successful a caller tab) aviator programme that provided 125 residents pinch $500 monthly payouts complete 24 months. The residents were chosen randomly from neighborhoods astatine aliases beneath Stockton's median family income. It was funded wholly by $3 cardinal successful donations.

The results(opens successful a caller tab) of nan aviator programme were released successful March 2021. According to SEED, nan guaranteed income resulted successful higher rates of full-time employment. It besides positively impacted nan intelligence wellness of recipients(opens successful a caller tab). Participants reported being little anxious and depressed and "saw improvements successful affectional health, fatigue levels, and wide well-being."

Colorado

Colorado's web of guaranteed income programs has expanded significantly(opens successful a caller tab) successful nan past fewer years, including respective initiatives retired of nan Women’s Foundation of Colorado(opens successful a caller tab), The Colorado Trust(opens successful a caller tab), and nan Thriving Providers Project(opens successful a caller tab), an statement that helps administer nonstop rate payments to home-based caregivers, among different nonprofits.

Denver (Denver Basic Income Project(opens successful a caller tab))

On nan metropolis level, nan Denver Basic Income Project is simply a nonprofit inaugural primitively announced successful collaboration pinch Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and nan University of Denver's Center for Housing and Homeless Research. It was specifically founded to help nan city's bum population(opens successful a caller tab).

The program's first $5.5-million budget(opens successful a caller tab) was funded wholly done backstage donations and philanthropic support. It staggered varying payments complete nan people of 1 year: 260 group received $1,000 a month, different 260 received an first $6,500 costs followed by $500 each month, and a 3rd group of 300 participants received $50 each month.

In September 2022, nan metropolis of Denver announced a $2-million pledge(opens successful a caller tab) and its information successful nan project's latest endeavor: providing $12,000 complete nan span of a twelvemonth to a prime group of group experiencing homelessness. The aviator will use 140 individuals and households and run likewise to nan earlier tests. One subordinate group will person $6,500 upfront and $500 a period for nan adjacent 11 months. Another group will person $1,000 per period for a year.

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Florida

Gainesville (Just Income GNV(opens successful a caller tab))

In 2022, successful collaboration pinch Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and section nonprofit Community Spring,(opens successful a caller tab) nan metropolis of Gainesville launched nan Just Income GNV guaranteed income aviator to help Florida's formerly incarcerated organization upon re-entry(opens successful a caller tab).

The programme refers to this organization arsenic "justice-impacted." To beryllium eligible, applicants had to beryllium a resident of Alachua County and person been precocious released from a Florida authorities aliases national prison, aliases a Florida region jailhouse (with a felony conviction), aliases person begun their felony parole successful nan county. Each of nan 115 randomly selected participants received $1,000 successful nan first month, followed by $600 a period for 11 months. The first payments were distributed successful March 2022, and nan pilot officially concluded successful February 2023(opens successful a caller tab).

Georgia

Atlanta (Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation(opens successful a caller tab) & In Her Hands(opens successful a caller tab))

In March 2021, Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Economic Security Task Force announced the beginnings of a aviator program(opens successful a caller tab) successful business pinch the Economic Security Project(opens successful a caller tab).

In December 2021, nan Atlanta mayor's agency formally announced(opens successful a caller tab) an Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation (I.M.P.A.C.T.) money successful collaboration pinch Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and nan Urban League of Greater Atlanta(opens successful a caller tab). The money provided 300 Atlanta residents pinch $500 per period complete a 12-month aviator play — an first group of 25 participants began receiving payments successful January 2022, pinch nan remainder receiving costs successful June 2022. The recipients were each astatine slightest 18 years aged and surviving beneath 200 percent of nan national poorness statement ($53,000 for a family of four, nan programme explained).

Announced successful early 2022(opens successful a caller tab), In Her Hands is simply a guaranteed income aviator programme overseen by nan Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund(opens successful a caller tab), which will supply $850 per period to 650 Black women surviving successful 3 communities successful Georgia, complete nan people of 2 years. The first cohort of recipients will beryllium based successful Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, while nan 2nd 2 groups will beryllium based successful Southwest Georgia’s Clay-Randolph-Terrell region cluster and nan City of College Park.

Illinois

Chicago (Chicago Resilient Communities(opens successful a caller tab))

Chicago City Alderman Gilbert Villega announced his city's projected guaranteed income program(opens successful a caller tab) successful April 2021. The original proposal's $30-million value tag came from nan city's $1.9 cardinal successful American Rescue Plan funds.

The City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services later debuted nan Chicago Resilient Communities aviator programme successful collaboration pinch nan nonprofit GiveDirectly(opens successful a caller tab). The aviator provided 5,000 eligible recipients pinch $500 a period for 1 year. To qualify, recipients must person been 18 years aliases older, beneath 250 percent of nan national poverty level, and person knowledgeable economical hardship because of COVID-19. All 5,000 participants were selected arsenic of August 2022, and payments started soon after.

In December 2022, nan programme reopened applications, acknowledgment to a $14.68-million metropolis grant. Applications will stay open(opens successful a caller tab) until each alleviation payments person gone out, aliases by December 2023. 

Cook County (Cook County Promise(opens successful a caller tab))

The Cook County Promise aviator program, announced successful September 2022, will administer $42 cardinal to Cook County (Chicago-area) residents, making it nan country's largest guaranteed income aviator programme yet.

The programme is funded by nan American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and collaborated pinch GiveDirectly(opens successful a caller tab), AidKit,(opens successful a caller tab) and respective different organization organizations dedicated to servicing hard-to-reach populations. It will supply 3,250 low-income families pinch $500 monthly rate payments for 24 months. First payments began successful December 2022 and will proceed done December 2024.

Evanston

The metropolis of Evanston partnered pinch Northwestern University(opens successful a caller tab) to motorboat its first guaranteed income aviator program(opens successful a caller tab), announced successful August 2022.

It plans to supply 150 families pinch a $500 per period stipend, loaded onto a prepaid debit card, for 1 year. Eligible participants see low-income residents 18 to 24 years aged aliases adults 62 years aged and older, arsenic good arsenic undocumented organization members. The aviator is funded by some nan metropolis and nan university, arsenic good arsenic $700,000 successful American Rescue Plan funds. The first payments went retired successful December 2022.

Indiana

Gary (Guaranteed Income Validation Effort)

The Guaranteed Income Validation Effort (GIVE) was completed successful June 2022(opens successful a caller tab) and provided $500 a period to 121 low-income residents complete nan span of 1 year. To beryllium eligible, participants had to make little than $35,000 annually. Alongside financial support, nan first trial group received financial literacy classes from section Centier Bank and admissions counseling from Indiana University Northwest.

The programme was supported by a $500,000 assistance from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. After moving retired of costs successful November 2021, nan Gary City Council allocated $400,000 of American Rescue Act costs to screen nan pilot's remaining six months. GIVE will proceed supporting its participants pinch a bid of financial literacy courses.

Louisiana

New Orleans

In December 2021, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell unveiled nan city's first guaranteed income pilot(opens successful a caller tab) to thief "opportunity youth" (defined arsenic young group who person graduated precocious schoolhouse but are disconnected from activity aliases school) spend basal needs. After receiving a $500,000 assistance from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, nan programme was announced to nan public(opens successful a caller tab) successful May 2022. It was nan first successful nan conjugation to specifically reside younker needs.

The aviator serves young group betwixt nan ages of 16 and 24 who are not successful schoolhouse aliases presently working. The 125 chosen recipients are from a assortment of backgrounds and correspond marginalized segments of nan New Orleans community, including those successful nan juvenile justness system, pregnant group and caller parents, unhoused youth, and immigrants. They will person $350 per period for 10 months, and nan first disbursements person already been issued.

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Shreveport

The metropolis of Shreveport besides collaborated pinch Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and launched its guaranteed income programme pilot(opens successful a caller tab) successful February 2022(opens successful a caller tab) pinch nan support of nan city, Caddo Parish, and United Way of Northwest Louisiana.

The programme provided 110 residents pinch $660 per period for 1 year. They had to beryllium a azygous genitor (married aliases unmarried) pinch an income beneath 120 percent of nan national poorness level. The first payments were distributed successful March 2022.

Maryland

Baltimore (Baltimore Young Families Success Fund(opens successful a caller tab))

Announced successful early 2022, Baltimore's Young Families Success Fund (BYFSF) provides 200 parents aliases guardians betwixt nan ages of 18 and 24 pinch $1,000 per period complete 24 months. Participants must besides person incomes astatine aliases beneath 300 percent of nan national poorness level. The programme is intended to "provide financial alleviation for their families and stabilize their households(opens successful a caller tab)," according to nan mayor's office.

After opening applications successful May 2022, nan programme officially selected participants and began processing first monthly payments successful August 2022. It's funded by $4.8 cardinal successful American Rescue Plan Act funds, nan Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, and backstage donors.

Massachusetts

Chelsea (Direct Assistance Stipend Program & Chelsea Eats)

In consequence to nan economic effect of COVID-19(opens successful a caller tab), nan metropolis of Chelsea announced a alleviation programme for much than 2,000 low-income residents who reported struggling pinch nutrient insecurity(opens successful a caller tab). The programme was supported by some Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and nan Shah Family Foundation(opens successful a caller tab), which randomly chose its recipients from a excavation of much than 3,000 applicants. In 2021, nan programme supported 2,040 families(opens successful a caller tab) who received betwixt $200 and $400 a month, according to Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.

In 2020, nan metropolis besides hosted its Chelsea Eats(opens successful a caller tab) programme to reside financial and nutrient insecurity. Approximately 2,000 households were fixed nonstop rate cards to usage to acquisition food. The cards were replenished pinch costs connected a monthly ground for six months.

Cambridge (Cambridge Recurring Income for Success and Empowerment(opens successful a caller tab))

The Cambridge Recurring Income for Success and Empowerment (RISE) aviator programme was announced successful April 2021 and officially launched successful September 2022. The program's nonstop purpose is to support azygous caretaker households(opens successful a caller tab) and families beneath 200 percent of nan national poorness line.

Cambridge RISE Pilot provided $500 monthly payments to 130 households that earned little than 80 percent of nan area's median income and residents who are azygous (unmarried) caregivers pinch astatine slightest 1 kid nether nan property of 18. Early backing for nan programme came done a $500,000 assistance from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, arsenic good arsenic nan Center of Guaranteed Income Research(opens successful a caller tab) astatine nan University of Pennsylvania.

In 2023, nan RISE programme became nan first non-lottery guaranteed income programme successful nan country. Applications for nan programme reopened successful June(opens successful a caller tab), allowing each resident pinch a limited nether 21, surviving astatine aliases beneath 250 percent of nan national poorness level, to entree $500 a period for 18 months.

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Lynn & Roxbury (Family Health Project(opens successful a caller tab))

The Family Health Project supports caller mothers pinch a guaranteed income during their children's first 3 years. The programme provides caller moms pinch $400 a period for 36 months, arsenic good arsenic societal work support from collaborated agencies. The first cohort of 15 families started receiving payments successful May 2021.

Another group of 15 families from nan municipality of Roxbury were besides selected to participate successful a 2nd nonstop giving aviator program, successful business pinch Whittier Street Health Center.

Recipients must beryllium referred to nan programme by a federally qualified organization wellness center(opens successful a caller tab) successful business pinch nan project. It's wholly funded by philanthropic donations.

Newton (Economic Stability/Mobility Initiative(opens successful a caller tab))

The Economic Stability/ Mobility Initiative is simply a business betwixt nan metropolis of Newton and Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)(opens successful a caller tab), a Boston-based anti-poverty nonprofit. Announced successful February 2023, nan programme will support 50 families pinch $250 per period successful rate assistance complete nan people of 2 years. EMPath will supply personalized, one-on-one economical mobility coaching to each participants.

Priority goes to low-income Newton families who are astatine aliases beneath 50 percent of nan area median income, person children nether 18 years aged (or are pregnant), and who are willing successful moving and expanding their income, nan metropolis explained.

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Announced successful June, nan metropolis of Ann Arbor will partner pinch nan University of Michigan to motorboat its guaranteed income aviator program, a entrepreneur-based nonstop rate initiative(opens successful a caller tab) that will springiness 100 families and individuals astir $528 per period for 2 years. The metropolis says it will attraction assistance connected low- and moderate-income households pinch individuals engaged successful immoderate shape of entrepreneurship, including home-based businesses.

The metropolis has launched an online portal(opens successful a caller tab) wherever those willing successful nan programme tin motion up for early updates.

Minnesota

Minneapolis

In business pinch Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, Minneapolis launched its aviator programme successful early 2022(opens successful a caller tab).

The programme is supported by national alleviation costs and is successful business pinch nan Royal Credit Union, which is offering financial services to unbanked participants. The first cohort will supply 200 residents pinch $500 per period for 24 months. To beryllium eligible, individuals must beryllium 18 years aliases older, person an income beneath 50 percent of nan city’s mean median income, and beryllium impacted financially by nan pandemic. They must besides beryllium residents of a prime group of ZIP codes: 55403, 55404, 55405, 55407, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55430, aliases 55454. Applications person closed.

St. Paul (People's Prosperity Guaranteed Income Pilot(opens successful a caller tab) & CollegeBound Boost)

St. Paul's aviator programme began successful October 2020(opens successful a caller tab) and gave 150 families $500 per period for a play of up to 18 months. The programme was funded by nan city's assistance nether nan national CARES Act, nan Minnesota Department of Human Services, and by backstage donors, making it nan first of nan Mayors for Guaranteed Income web to leverage nationalist dollars, nan statement says.

Recipients were chosen from those already enrolled successful nan CollegeBound Saint Paul(opens successful a caller tab) program, a city-wide inaugural to supply St. Paul children calved aft January 1, 2020, pinch assemblage savings accounts.

In June 2022(opens successful a caller tab), nan metropolis announced nan CollegeBound Boost program, expanding connected nan guaranteed income and assemblage savings initiative. It will supply 333 low-income families enrolled successful nan CollegeBound Saint Paul programme pinch $500 each period for 2 years, arsenic good arsenic deposits of $1,000 each for their children's CollegeBound Saint Paul assemblage savings accounts.

Mississippi

Jackson (Magnolia Mother's Trust(opens successful a caller tab))

The Magnolia programme was launched by Springboard to Opportunities(opens successful a caller tab) successful 2018. This aviator was nan first successful nan U.S. to connection monthly payments specifically to low-income African American mothers. After nan occurrence of its first cohort successful 2018, nan programme launched its 2nd cohort successful March 2020, which gave $1,000 a period to 110 mothers for 1 year. In March 2021, Magnolia Mother's Trust unveiled its third group of participants(opens successful a caller tab), which added different 100 caller mothers who will person $1,000 monthly payments. The programme continued pinch its 4th group of participants successful May 2022, pinch payments ending successful April 2023.

New Jersey

Newark (Newark Equity(opens successful a caller tab))

In 2019, Newark's Guaranteed Income Task Force collaborated pinch nan Economic Security Project and nan Jain Family Institute(opens successful a caller tab), a nonprofit investigation group supporting guaranteed income projects, to build a connection for nan city's first aviator program(opens successful a caller tab).

In February 2021, nan metropolis formally adopted a solution supporting nan task force's recommendations, and successful May 2021, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced it would move guardant pinch a two-year aviator program(opens successful a caller tab) providing $6,000 annually to 400 residents. Eligible residents must person an income that falls 200 percent beneath nan national poorness income level. One group will person payments bi-weekly, different will beryllium paid connected a monthly basis, and nan 3rd will person 2 yearly payouts. The first 30 participants(opens successful a caller tab) started receiving payments successful early 2021. By autumn 2021, each 400 Newark residents had started receiving bi-weekly payments of $250 and semi-annual payments of $3,000, which will proceed for 24 months.

Paterson

Paterson's guaranteed income aviator program(opens successful a caller tab) was announced(opens successful a caller tab) successful March 2021, and is besides supported by Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.

The aviator ran for 1 twelvemonth and gave $400 to 110 residents, sloppy of employment status, nan metropolis clarified. Eligibility was based connected income: Applicants must person been making little than $30,000 annually for individuals, while family income was capped astatine $88,000. The first group of recipients were chosen in May 2021(opens successful a caller tab) done a lottery system, and began receiving payments successful July 2021. The programme ended successful June 2022.

New Mexico

Santa Fe (Santa Fe LEAP(opens successful a caller tab))

Another Mayors for a Guaranteed Income partner, nan Santa Fe Learn, Earn, Achieve Program (LEAP) received a $500,000 assistance to motorboat nan city's first guaranteed income aviator programme successful June 2021.

The programme provided 100 parents who are enrolled successful Santa Fe Community College (and make little than 200 percent of nan national poorness level) pinch $400 per period for 12 months. Participants began receiving payments successful October 2021.

New York

Hudson (HudsonUp)

Mutual assistance organization halfway The Spark of Hudson(opens successful a caller tab) and nonprofit defense group Humanity Forward(opens successful a caller tab) joined together pinch Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson to launch nan city's first basal income pilot(opens successful a caller tab) successful 2020. The HudsonUp programme was supported by 2 $300,000 grants from Spark of Hudson and Humanity Forward.

The ongoing programme provides 20 residents pinch $500 each period for 5 years; it's 1 of nan longest guaranteed income aviator programs successful nan country. Eligible recipients had to beryllium 18 years aliases older and make little than nan city's median yearly income(opens successful a caller tab) of $35,153. The 3rd cohort of recipients was announced successful March 2022 and selected successful September 2022(opens successful a caller tab).

Ithaca (Ithaca Guaranteed Income(opens successful a caller tab))

Ithaca announced its aviator programme successful precocious 2021(opens successful a caller tab), and nan Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County officially launched it successful 2022. The aviator is successful collaboration pinch Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and is privately funded.

The programme provides $450 a period to 110 individuals who are "unpaid superior caregivers to children and aging aliases abnormal adults," Mayors for a Guaranteed Income explained. To beryllium eligible, participants must beryllium Ithaca residents and person an income astatine aliases beneath 80 percent of nan mean median income. The first payments were issued successful June 2022.

New York City (The Bridge Project(opens successful a caller tab))

Founded successful 2021, The Bridge Project is simply a guaranteed income programme that supports caller mothers crossed New York City — it was nan first guaranteed income task successful NYC. The first shape of The Bridge Project provided either $250 aliases $500 each 2 weeks to 100 low-income mothers surviving successful nan neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Central Harlem.

The task expanded successful 2022, ushering successful a 2nd shape that provided 500 mothers pinch $1,000 a period for 18 months, followed by $500 a period for different 18 months. In 2023, nan Bridge Project became a permanent financial program(opens successful a caller tab), and is expected to connection assistance to mothers successful Rochester, New York, arsenic well.

It's funded and implemented by nan Monarch Foundation and is collaborated pinch Harlem Children's Zone, Children's Aid, El Nido de Esperanza, and nan Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation.

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Rochester

The metropolis of Rochester announced its very first guaranteed income programme pilot(opens successful a caller tab) successful June, which will supply $500 a period to 351 low-income households for 1 year.

To beryllium eligible, applicants must beryllium 18 years of property aliases older, person lived successful a qualified census way successful nan City of Rochester for astatine slightest 1 year, and person a family income astatine aliases beneath 185 percent of nan Federal Poverty Level (annual income astatine aliases beneath $55,500 for a family of four).

The first group of recipients will beryllium selected by nan extremity of July, followed by a 2nd group astatine nan extremity of September. Recipients will besides person financial counseling during nan pilot. Applications for nan caller programme opened connected June 22(opens successful a caller tab).

Ulster County (Project Resilience)

Ulster County's guaranteed income project, Project Resilience, was nan first county-wide inaugural to trial a monthly cosmopolitan basal income.

Project Resilience was developed successful business pinch nan University of Pennsylvania's Center for Guaranteed Income, Community Foundations of nan Hudson Valley, and Ulster Savings Bank. It was funded wholly by organization donations and provided 100 households pinch $500 a period for 1 year, pinch nary eligibility constraints. Participants were chosen successful March 2021, and nan first payments were issued successful May 2021(opens successful a caller tab). In June 2022, nan region announced it was extending nan programme done September, and its final findings will beryllium published successful 2023(opens successful a caller tab).

North Carolina

Durham (Excel(opens successful a caller tab))

An inaugural from section nonprofit Step Up Durham(opens successful a caller tab), nan Excel guaranteed income aviator programme provided financial assistance to formerly incarcerated residents. It was announced successful 2021, pinch nan first participants chosen successful 2022.

The programme distributed $600 per period to 109 formerly incarcerated individuals complete a play of 1 twelvemonth successful business pinch nan Center for Guaranteed Income successful Pennsylvania, which randomly selected nan participants. Funding comes from nan metropolis and a assistance from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. The first payments were distributed successful March 2022, and successful March 2023, Durham Mayor Pro Tem Mark-Anthony Middleton proposed allocating $1 million(opens successful a caller tab) successful nan city's fund to proceed nan pilot's work.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia (PHLHousing+(opens successful a caller tab) and Philly Joy Bank(opens successful a caller tab))

Philadelphia launched its first effort astatine a guaranteed income aviator successful 2022, a collaboration betwixt nan City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing and Development Commission (PHDC)(opens successful a caller tab), and nan University of Pennsylvania. The programme offers 300 renter households pinch a nonstop rate costs connected a prepaid debit paper each period for 2 and half years, intended to screen a information of nan household’s lodging costs. Amounts alteration per individual, based connected monetary gaps betwixt nan lodging costs they tin spend (30 percent of nan household's income) and their full lodging costs, PHDC explained.

Participants were randomly selected from nan Philadelphia Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher and nationalist lodging waitlist. Funding comes from both nationalist and philanthropic sources(opens successful a caller tab), including nan Neighborhood Preservation Initiative enslaved proceeds, Housing Trust Fund, PHFA, William Penn Foundation, Spring Point Partners LLC, and nan Stoneleigh Foundation.

The metropolis has besides announced a guaranteed income aviator group to motorboat successful 2024, known arsenic nan Philly Joy Bank. The aviator will provide $1,000 a period successful nonstop rate assistance(opens successful a caller tab) to 250 pregnant individuals successful an purpose to trim group disparities successful babe mortality. Participants must person an yearly family income nether $100,000 for a family of four.

It is overseen by nan Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and updates will beryllium posted connected nan PhillyCAN website(opens successful a caller tab).

Rhode Island

Providence

Providence's guaranteed income investigation task was launched successful July 2021 pinch nan thief of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.

The metropolis collaborated pinch nonprofits Amos House(opens successful a caller tab) and Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island(opens successful a caller tab), and nan Center for Guaranteed Income Research (CGIR) selected nan first information of recipients. It was group to supply $500 a period to nan 110 chosen Providence residents for 12 months. To beryllium eligible, individuals must person had an income astatine aliases little than 200 percent of nan national poorness line. Payments began successful November 2021, and nan programme was extended for an further six months(opens successful a caller tab) utilizing alleviation costs from nan Providence Rescue Plan.

South Carolina

Columbia (Columbia Life Improvement Monetary Boost)

The CLIMB programme was announced by Mayor Stephen Benjamin(opens successful a caller tab) successful December 2020 and was designed specifically to thief Black fathers. It was successful collaboration pinch nan organization assets group Midlands Fatherhood Coalition(opens successful a caller tab). Participants were randomly selected from a group of almost 900 group already connected pinch Midlands Fatherhood Coalition.

It provided 100 residents pinch $500 monthly payments for 12 months and was funded by some backstage donors(opens successful a caller tab) and support from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. The first payments were issued successful September 2021, and it officially ended successful August 2022.

Texas

Austin

After announcing its projected guaranteed income aviator successful May 2022, Austin became nan first Texas metropolis to trial a nonstop rate assistance programme afloat funded by payer funds(opens successful a caller tab) — nan city's inaugural is designed to thief low-income residents and families astatine consequence of losing their homes.

The programme provides $1,000 to 135 households(opens successful a caller tab) complete nan span of a year, supported by $1 cardinal successful metropolis backing and a aid from wellness equity nonprofit St. David’s Foundation. The aviator is tally by nan California nonprofit UpTogether(opens successful a caller tab), pinch nan first payments issued successful September 2022. Later that year, nan metropolis passed a solution to replicate nan $1.1-million project(opens successful a caller tab), which will extremity successful August 2023.

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Harris County (Uplift Harris)

Officially unveiled successful June(opens successful a caller tab), Harris County's first guaranteed income aviator will supply 1,500 low-income residents $500 a period of guaranteed income for up to 18 months. The households must beryllium surviving beneath 200 percent of nan national poorness statement (or astir $40,000 for a family of four).

The costs travel from nan national American Rescue Plan Act, arsenic portion of a $20.5-million programme operated by nan Harris County Public Health Department, region officials explained. The programme is expected to statesman this fall.

San Antonio

San Antonio launched a guaranteed income pilot(opens successful a caller tab) astatine nan extremity of 2020, aft tabling an earlier type of nan programme astatine nan opening of nan COVID-19 pandemic. The city's politician Ron Nirenberg joined nan Mayors for a Guaranteed Income conjugation successful 2021.

The programme supported 1,000 low-income families pinch $400 each financial 4th for 2 years, pursuing an first rate finance of $1,908 successful December 2020. In business pinch UpTogether, nan $5-million programme was supported by national alleviation costs from nan metropolis of San Antonio and various nonprofits. The programme ended successful January 2023.

Virginia

Alexandria (ARISE(opens successful a caller tab))

The metropolis of Alexandria introduced its guaranteed income aviator program, besides referred to arsenic Alexandria's Recurring Income for Success and Equity (ARISE), successful July 2021(opens successful a caller tab).

The aviator provides $500 a period to 170 Alexandria households complete a play of 2 years. Eligible participants must make astatine aliases beneath 50 percent of nan city's area median income. It's supported by $3 cardinal successful American Rescue Plan funds, and is collaborating pinch investigation partner Apt Associates. Applications for nan first group of recipients opened successful 2022, and nan first payments were issued successful February 2023.

Richmond (Richmond Resilience Initiative)

When introduced successful 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns, Richmond's guaranteed income program(opens successful a caller tab) group retired to springiness 18 families $500 monthly payments for 2 years. Recipients were chosen from group who utilized nan city's Office of Community Wealth Building, portion of a metropolis anti-poverty commission. All had children and were employed, but didn't suffice for accepted nationalist benefits.

The aviator was supported by nan nonprofit Robins Foundation and money from nan national CARES Act. As different personnel of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, Richmond received a $500,000 assistance successful December 2020 to expand nan Richmond Resilience Initiative(opens successful a caller tab) and connection money to much families. A 2nd cohort of 46 families began receiving payments successful June 2022.

Washington

Tacoma (Growing Resilience successful Tacoma(opens successful a caller tab))

The GRIT aviator program, announced(opens successful a caller tab) successful 2020(opens successful a caller tab), provided astir 100 families(opens successful a caller tab) pinch $500 monthly payments for 1 year. Eligible recipients are referred to arsenic "ALICE" families, which stands for "Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed." While astir of nan individuals were employed and supra nan national poorness limit, nan programme aimed to assistance them pinch struggles successful paying for basal needs for illustration food, housing, healthcare, and childcare. The programme besides prioritized group of colour and azygous heads of household.

The city's first aviator tally was funded by a $500,000 assistance from erstwhile Twitter caput Jack Dorsey and a $100,000 assistance from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, pinch disbursements fixed retired successful December 2021. It has gained further backing each twelvemonth since, and will proceed to give retired nonstop rate until astatine slightest 2024(opens successful a caller tab).

Originally published successful 2021, this communicative was updated pinch caller accusation successful September 2022 and June 2023.

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