Rise Up Alameda

The City of Alameda developed Rise Up Alameda, a guaranteed income pilot program that provides $1,000 per month to 150 low-income Alameda households over a two-year period.

In May of 2022, the Alameda City Council directed the use of $4.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding for Rise Up Alameda.

A two-week application period occurred in September of 2023, after which 150 randomly selected low-income households were awarded $1,000 per month for 24 months. The money has no strings attached and selected participants may use the payments in ways that best meet their basic needs. Eligible applicants were required be:

  • A resident of the City of Alameda
  • 18 years of age or older; and
  • and have a verified yearly household income at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income

The goals of Rise Up Alameda are to reduce economic instability for program participants, help to change local narratives and perceptions surrounding poverty and the provision of public benefits and help to support and inform the larger discussion regarding public benefits and anti-poverty policies.

Applications are now closed!

Please follow this link to the Rise Up Alameda website for more information!