Guaranteed Income Program

a micro-pilot project

The NCJW|LA Guaranteed Income Program Enrollment is Currently Closed

If you are looking for the new Guaranteed Income Program currently offered through the City of Los Angeles, please visit the City's website for more information:

Thank you for visiting the NCJW|LA Guaranteed Income Program for women in care professions. At this time, enrollment is closed, and we are not taking additional applications. We would like to thank all the applicants, community members, community organizations, and friends for helping us reach the care professionals of LA CD13. Updates on our next enrollment cycle will begin in January 2022. 

We encourage you to stay connected over social media or join our mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming enrollment cycles, NCJW|LA scholarships, workshops, and other services that we offer the community. For a list of additional resources available to you, check out our Community Resources page. 

Guaranteed Income for Caregivers

In 2019, NCJW|LA conducted large-scale community research that examined the available services in our region and surveyed the in-depth needs of community members. Glaring gaps were identified ranging from access to emergency financial resources to social/emotional isolation. From this data, we developed a new model program designed to address these critical issues.

Financial interventions can help enrich Los Angeles communities most in need. Low-wage, working women may need financial support to ensure they stay housed and lift themselves out of poverty. Low-paying jobs lead to increased financial instability that forces many women to make difficult decisions to allocate their limited resources. Economic unpredictability leads to several adverse effects on women's well-being, including impacts on mental health, physical health, and a decreased sense of self-worth.

Advancing Economic Justice and Equity Through Direct Cash Assistance

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12 female participants

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12 months of additional income

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$1000 in monthly cash assistance

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For care professionals exclusively

As we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to advance economic justice and equity for women is more prevalent now than we could have ever imagined. (8)

How It Works

The Guaranteed Income Program (GIP) will provide a caregiver cohort of 12 women with $1,000 a month for a year.

By providing cash assistance, we hope to expand the social safety net for the women who do the critical work of caring for and offering dignity to the ill, disabled, children, or the aging. Your participation in our program is not contingent on the answers you provide on your online application. In April 2021, 12 applicants will be chosen randomly and invited to join the cohort. Participants in the cohort will be able to use the money in whatever way they see appropriate to best meet their financial demands and pursue financial goals. The women in our cohort will be provided virtual access to valuable resources and a support network of fellow caregivers or mentors supplied by NCJW|LA. Participants are not required to join any events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can't find your answer? Reach out to Research & Development Coordinator Michelle Galan with your inquiry here.

Learn More About Guaranteed Income

If you would like to learn more about Guaranteed Income and Universal Basic Income visit the following websites for more information.

Penn Today

What is Guaranteed Income?

Mayors of Guaranteed Income

Guaranteed Income Resources

Help Us Increase Our Reach!

This program was made possible with the assistance of donors like you. Your generous contribution will help us to increase the program reach, allowing us to serve more communities suffering from financial instability within Los Angeles County.