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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Application Launches For Prince George’s County Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program

Program provides $4 million over two years to up to 175 recipients

Applications are now open for Prince George’s County’s first-ever Guaranteed Basic Income Program, which will provide monthly cash payments to people in need with no strings attached or repayment requirements. 

District 7 Council Member Krystal Oriadha proposed legislation (CR-018-2023) that was co-sponsored by the entire Council to create this program in conjunction with The Greater Washington Community Foundation, Meyer Foundation and County Executive’s Office.

The program will provide monthly payments of $800 to 50 people ages 18-24 who have aged out of foster care, and 125 seniors (age 60+) for a 24-month period to support their basic needs, decrease debt and increase financial stability.

“I’ve championed the guaranteed basic income program for years because I know it provides an opportunity to tackle poverty and create better quality of life for our residents,” said Council Member Krystal Oriadha. “My hope is with more jurisdictions moving to implement programs like this, we will see an investment at the state and federal level that will allow these pilots to become permanent.”

Applications are open until Jan. 1, 2024. 

Those who are 18-24 years old can complete an inquiry form at: bit.ly/casagbi. Seniors 60 years old and up can complete an inquiry form at bit.ly/ucapgbi. 

 

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