ARISE Guaranteed Income Pilot Application Dates Announced

Official ARISE Press Release

We’re thrilled to share the news that the City of Alexandria’s guaranteed income pilot – ARISE, application period will be open from Monday, October 31 – Tuesday, November 9th. See below for flyers and email communications for your use.

Click here for the Communications Toolkit

Please help us spread the word far and wide! This program aims to address racial inequity and income disparities in our community to maintain a vibrant, inclusive and livable city for all.

What does this mean?

City of Alexandria residents will be able to access the online ARISE application link on the City of Alexandria ARISE webpage from Oct. 31 – Nov. 9th. One hundred and seventy (170) participants will be randomly selected from the application pool to participate in this guaranteed income study. Participants will receive $500 cash each month for two years. There are no strings attached to the cash; participants can spend it on whatever they choose. We recognize that the individual themselves is best positioned to make decisions about how to maximize personal and household wellbeing with limited resources. The concept of guaranteed income is based in the principles of trust and belief in the inherent worth of all people.

ARISE eligibility criteria:

  • City of Alexandria resident
  • 18 years or older
  • Household income at or below 50% Area Median Income. Income includes all earned wages of household members 18 years and older plus cash benefits such as SSI, SSDI, TANF and child support. 50% AMI by household size detailed below:

* Household defined as people who live together and share meals

Help us spread the word and support ARISE:

  • Send an email blast, post on social media or include materials from the ARISE communication toolkit to alert your community about this opportunity. Spanish, Amharic and Arabic materials can be found in the toolkit.
  • Register to attend the City’s public information webinar on October 25th from 10:30 – 11:30am (COMING SOON! Check here for Registration Link!) to learn more about the ARISE pilot and how to apply. Webinar content will have live interpretation and will be recorded in Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic. Recording will be available on the ARISE website).
  • Visit the City of Alexandria ARISE website to see verify eligibility, sign up for ARISE enews alerts, learn more about the research study and find a regularly updated list of locations where people can access application support.
  • Participate as an ARISE outreach or application support volunteer.

If you have questions about the ARISE guaranteed income pilot, email or call 703.746.6400.

Thank you for your partnership in helping to spread the word about this life and community changing opportunity!


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