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Direct payments worth $500 per month application deadline approaching

There is a deadline approaching for anyone wanting to apply for direct payments worth $500 per month.

direct payments deadline in sonoma county

The program is open to Sonoma County, California residents and if selected they will see the payments each month for two years.

In order to be selected, you must submit an application ahead of the deadline.

Monthly direct payments worth $500 application process and deadline

According to The Sun, this program will benefit more than 300 families by sending them $500 monthly payments for two years. That means 24 payments in all.

Cities within the county on Sonoma include Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Healdsburg. The program is called The Pathway to Income Equity.

The deadline to submit your application is Monday, Oct. 31 at midnight.

You can submit your application for direct payments through Pathway Sonoma.org.

This is a two year pilot program to help 305 housholds in the county with universal basic income payments.


You will not need to submit any sort of verification when you submit the application.

Once your application is selected you will be asked to provide documents that prove your eligibility.

A little over $3 million dollars is available in funding from the county. Another $1 million is available from Santa Rosam $636,000 from the City of Petaluma and $250,000 from the City of Healdsburg.

To be eligible you must be a resident in Sonoma County and have a household income of up to 185% above the federal poverty level depending on your family size. You must be pregnant or parenting a child under the age of six years old.

Finally, you need to have suffered economically from the pandemic in some way. This could be through loss of employment, income, child care or housing.


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