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Program Briefing

Montgomery County’s Guaranteed Income Pilot is an initiative to provide $800 a month to 300 Montgomery County households for 24 months. Pilot participants are receiving these funds with no restrictions on what they do with the money received through the program. Their participation in other assistance programs and/or receipt of other benefits did not impact their ability to apply or be selected for this pilot program.

Local Press

From the Offices of Councilmember Will Jawando and Vice President Gabe Albornoz

Councilmember Jawando, Council Vice President Albornoz and County Executive Elrich Announce New Guaranteed Income Pilot Program at Press Conference on Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m.

Special appropriation of nearly $2 million will be introduced at the Council to fund the program with additional financial support from the Meyer Foundation

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Rockville, Md., Oct. 25, 2021 — On Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m., Councilmember Will Jawando and Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz will host a joint press conference with County Executive Marc Elrich, Councilmembers, the Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dr. Raymond L. Crowel, and representatives from the Meyer Foundation, the Collaboration Council, non-profit and university partners to announce a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program for Montgomery County residents.

Expected to launch in 2022, the program will provide direct cash payments of $800 per month to 300 county households for 24 months. Area university partners will evaluate the program’s impact on participating households with anecdotal, qualitative and quantitative data. The County’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program will be a public-private partnership supported by the County Executive, Montgomery County DHHS, the Meyer Foundation, UpTogether and the Collaboration Council.

Local Press

Rockville, Md., Dec. 14, 2021—Today, the Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve a nearly $2 million special appropriation to the FY22 Operating Budget for a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program. The funding was introduced by lead sponsors Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Gabe Albornoz. Council Vice President Evan Glass and Councilmembers Tom Hucker, Craig Rice, Hans Riemer and Nancy Navarro were cosponsors.
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Montgomery County Council Approves Special Appropriation to Provide $800 Per Month for Selected Households in Need Through Guaranteed Income Pilot Program