Today is the final day for Georgia residents who qualify to apply for a UBI program that pays residents $850 per month for two years.
The program is called Her Hands and offers months payments for two years that help 650 Black women who are at or below the poverty level.
The current applications for for Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward area.
Applications close today, Sunday May 15, at 11:59 p.m.
The next round of applications are for Clay, Terrell, and Randolph Counties and open in June.
There will be a final site announced this month where applications will open in July.
This is one of the biggest UBI programs offered for Black women and in the South.
A random lottery system will be used to choose participants out of the eligible applicants.
There are two groups who will receive payment.
One will see $850 monthly payments for two years.
The other will see a lump sum payment of $4,300 followed by 23 months of $700 monthly payments.
Eligibility for the UBI program
In order to meet eligible, you must live in Old Fourth Ward or Sweet Auburn.
You need to be a woman who is at least 18.
There must be proof of impact caused by COVID-19, whether financial or health related.
Finally, your income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty line.
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