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A guaranteed income changes lives.

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125 randomly selected residents. $500 per month. 12 months.

The Guaranteed Income Validation Effort (G.I.V.E.) is Indiana's first mayor-led guaranteed income demonstration. Launched in May 2021 by Mayor Jerome A. Prince.


G.I.V.E.  provides 125 randomly selected residents $500/month for 12 months. The cash is completely unconditional, with no strings attached and no work requirements.

Aiming to test a simple yet innovative solution to poverty and inequality, G.I.V.E. follows in the footsteps of the nation's first mayor-led program, The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration ( SEED); preliminary findings show how just $500 a month can provide the dignity that everyone deserves.

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"We can all agree that many disparities continue to exist in our society. More often than not, the net effect is disproportionately adverse for constituents of legacy cities, such as Gary. 

To that end,  as a means of augmenting the present social safety net,  I wholeheartedly embrace the concept of MGI as presented by the coalition."

Mayor Jerome A. Prince

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Guaranteed income reduced income volatility, or the month-to-month income fluctations that households face

Click the link below to see Stockton California program findings. 

Gary Participant Stories

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G.I.V.E in the news!

The Guaranteed Income Validation Effort, G.I.V.E. is part of a National Movement of the Mayors of Guarantee Income foundation

Where Sixty-Three Mayors across the nation have joined together to combat poverty one city at a time. 
2022 let this be the year you join the Gary, Indiana project of “Making poverty Escapable” become a giving partner donate today.

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