Applications Now Open for Our Guaranteed Basic Income Program
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.
We're Prince George’s Proud to join the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the Meyer Foundation, the Department of Social Services, and our County Council to announce the historic launch of Thrive Prince George’s, a two-year, $4 million guaranteed-income pilot program aimed at fostering economic stability and mobility for families in our community.
Who Is Eligible and How It Works
We are using these funds to help two particularly vulnerable groups of Prince Georgians, our seniors on fixed incomes and economically vulnerable youth. Specifically, Thrive Prince George's will provide a monthly stipend of $800 for 24 months to 50 youths (ages 18-24) who have aged out of the foster care system and 125+ seniors (ages 60+) with no strings attached and no employment-related requirements.
The Greater Washington Community Foundation, as part of its Together, We Prosper Campaign for Economic Justice, will administer the pilot program. As the pilot progresses, the Community Foundation plans to measure the economic status of participants over time, employing a comprehensive evaluation program that balances quantitative and qualitative measures.
This is yet another investment in equity. We hope that this program will lift Prince Georgians out of poverty, setting up some of our most vulnerable residents for success now, and for years to come—even after the program ends. Thanks to this collaborative effort, we are weaving a stronger social fabric and empowering people to pursue their aspirations with dignity and resilience.