The City of Alameda (City) is developing a Guaranteed Income (GI) Pilot Program that will provide $1,000 per month to approximately 150 low-income Alameda households over a two-year period. The Alameda City Council directed the use of $4.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the GI Pilot Program and program launch is anticipated for spring or summer of 2023. The goals of the GI Pilot Program are to reduce economic instability for program participants, help to change local narratives and perceptions surrounding poverty and the provision of public benefits, and help to support and inform the larger discussion regarding public benefits and anti-poverty policies.
The administrative structure for the City’s GI Pilot Program involves five main components:
Once program partners have been selected, City staff will work with the program partners and the Advisory Board to further refine the program structure and implement an extensive and multifaceted community engagement program that will leverage existing relationships between community organizations and Alameda residents.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about the City of Alameda’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, please contact the Community Development Department at GI@alamedaca.gov or 510-747-6890.
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