The city of Palm Springs, in California, has taken initiatives to provide direct stimulus checks valued at $800 to recipients. This initiative is under a guaranteed income scheme, and the amount will be provided to the recipients directly over 18 months. This program is being managed by two non-profit organizations DAP Health and Queer Works. This program selected 30 beneficiaries in March and commenced payments on May 15. Queer Works has claimed that the receiver of this stimulus check may spend according to their wishes.
Queer Works has expressed that this program is a basic universal income, funded by the city of Palm Springs with $500,000. People had started applying for the stimulus check from March 15 to March 25, of whom, 30 were selected under this program and were informed on 30th March.
Queer Works will be holding a research survey on the program every month and recipients are expected to participate. The information of this survey will be published by the organization every six months for the duration of the program, while the final report will be published at the end of 2024.
Eligibility Criteria For This Stimulus Check
To fulfill the criteria to receive the $800 stimulus check, the selected recipients had to have a lesser income of $16,600 or below 30% of Riverside County’s average income. Other necessary criteria were that the recipients were Palm Springs residents and clients of either DAP Health or Queer Works.
Numerous other welfare programs are launched by other cities in California. Under the Pathway to Income Equity, Sonoma County is providing recipients with stimulus checks worth $500 monthly. 125 recipients will be provided $500 in El Monte from June.