Providence secures $1.1 million to provide cash payments to eligible residents

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – The city of Providence says it has secured $1.1 million to provide regular cash payments to eligible residents.

It’s called the Providence Guaranteed Income pilot program.

A city spokesperson says 110 residents living at or under 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible to apply for the opportunity to receive $500 a month for 12 months.

Household Size

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200% of Federal Poverty Level

$25,760

$34,840

$43,920

$53,000

$62,080

$71,160

$80,240

$89,320

Applications will be collected online and through the mail from Aug. 15-21, with money expected to start going out in October.

 

 

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