THE deadline for hundreds of moms-to-be to receive $36,000 in payments over three years is just days away.
New York City’s first guaranteed income program called The Bridge Project provides monthly payments of $1,000 for three years to mothers.
However, hopefuls only have until Wednesday, April 13 to apply for the program.
The Bridge Project is a non-profit organization that seeks to “eradicate child poverty“, and this is the second cycle of the program which began in 2021.
The first round selected 50 mothers to receive $500 every two weeks for three years.
This time around, 500 more mothers will be selected to receive $1,000 for 18 months, followed by another 18 months of payments of $500 every two weeks.
Applicants must currently be pregnant with an annual family income of less than $52,000 and live in the following postal codes:
The Bridge Project’s executive director, Megha Agarwal, told The Sun that the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life are critical to their future personal and professional success.
“We therefore see The Bridge Project as a common-sense solution to the fact that the United States is not investing enough in policies that support mothers and infants and in a way that is empowering and flexible,” Agarwal said. .
The program works with the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the University of Pennsylvania alongside community partners to provide support to families.
According to its website, the association wants to “simplify the solution and give families the means to ensure their own future”.
“We want to provide mothers and babies with the resources to lift themselves out of poverty so that the next generation of New Yorkers has a strong foundation to grow, learn and turn possibility into reality.”
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 13 at 12 p.m. ET.
This is the same deadline as another guaranteed income opportunity that will provide Americans with $1,000 monthly checks – do you qualify?
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