The City of Alexandria Guaranteed Income Pilot- Are You Eligible?
What is ARISE, the Guaranteed Income Pilot?
Alexandria City Council voted on July 6, 2021 to support a Guaranteed Income Pilot (GIP) by allocating $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The GIP will provide direct, recurring cash payments of $500 a month, with no restrictions on use, to 170 Alexandria households for two years. The payment is unconditional, with no requirements and no restrictions on how it is to be spent.
A research team will evaluate the outcomes to inform decisions on future efforts and policies. Guaranteed income gives participants more freedom, dignity and self-determination to make choices for their financial well-being. Research shows that when given unrestricted payments, participants can create economic stability for their families. GIPs have also been found to improve health, education and child welfare outcomes.
The pilot, known as ARISE- Alexandria's Recurring Income for Success and Equity- is one way that the City of Alexandria is addressing the longstanding national and institutional problem of the racial income gap.
Screening- Are You Eligible to Apply for ARISE?
Answer a few questions in this screening form and find out if you are eligible to apply to be randomly selected for ARISE.
Main page for information about ARISE.