Eligibility Criteria

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If selected, individuals will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group will receive the $500 monthly income payments and the other will not. Both groups will provide researchers with important information about their life experiences and community needs.

UpLift – The Central Iowa Basic Income Pilot eligibility requirements:

      • Are 18 years or older AND
      • Are a resident of Polk, Warren, or Dallas County AND
      • Live with at least one dependent up to the age of 25 years old AND
      • Have a household income at or below 60% Area Median Income (AMI)

*Gross income is how much you make before taxes or any deductions.


Confidential Application

Your privacy is important to us! All information collected through this application and pilot project is private.

No Restrictions to Apply

You do not need a bank account, Social Security Number (SSN), or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to apply.


Time Commitment

The application will take about 30 – 40 minutes to finish.