Stimulus checks have continued to be a topic of discussion not just federally but among various states and cities. Some local governments have gone as far as to institute monthly direct payments to eligible people and families.
Tacoma will be amongst those governments thanks to a new initiative aimed at giving at least 100 people some extra money.
According to KOMO, Growing Resilience in Tacoma (GRIT) will be opening applications this summer. Reporters said this is a guaranteed income pilot program that plans to give dozens of people $500 a month for 12 months. These are direct payments with no strings attached, too.
KING 5 said the program will also focus on ALICE households – which stands for Asset Limited Income Constraint but Employed. These households have an income but doesn't have enough saved to cover financial emergencies.
The catch is these individuals are chosen at random.
"The program will recruit people in June and July with an application process," KOMO wrote. "Participants are randomly selected by the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the University of Pennsylvania." United Way of Pierce County will be administering the program.
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