The Elevate Boulder pilot will provide 200 low-income Boulder households with $500 per month in direct cash assistance for two years, no strings attached.
The City of Boulder will open applications for the Elevate Boulder guaranteed income pilot project on Monday, Oct. 30.
Elevate Boulder will provide 200 low-income Boulder households with $500 per month in direct cash assistance for two years, no strings attached. Through this project, the city and community partners hope to help community members become more financially self-sufficient, and foster equity. Participants will be selected through a randomized lottery process, operated by the project evaluation consultant.
“We see the increased need in our community as a result of COVID-19 and the rising costs of living,” said Elizabeth Crowe, Housing and Human Services deputy director. “We believe in the transformative power of direct cash assistance and look forward to seeing its positive impact for participants and our community as a whole.”
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Reside in the City of Boulder;
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Meet income requirements; and
- Have experienced hardship due to COVID-19.
The Elevate Boulder webpage provides tips for how to prepare to apply. The application link and additional instructions will be posted on Monday, Oct. 30, on the city’s website. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 17, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
When the application process begins, applicants will have the ability to receive assistance by phone, email with help from city staff and nonprofit partners. Staff will begin answering applicant questions on Monday, Oct. 30.