Minneapolis Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot

We give families who need it a monthly income boost.

Application closed

Minneapolis GBI Pilot Applications are now closed. All applicants will be notified mid-January about selection status.

Program details

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In the spring of 2022, the City will pilot a Guaranteed Basic Income Program.

We will enroll 200 families in the pilot.

How it works

  • Enrolled families receive $500 from the City each month to help boost your income.
  • You receive the payment every month for two years.
  • You use the extra money in a way that makes sense for you.

Program goals

  • You have the flexibility to balance immediate needs with long-term investments.
    • Immediate need examples: rent and food
    • Long-term investment examples: tuition, college savings, vehicle repairs
  • You become financially secure.

Program dates

Spring 2022 through spring 2024


Enrollment eligibility requirements

ZIP code

You live in one of the following ZIP codes. 

55403 55404 55405
55407 55411 55412
55413 55430 55454


Your annual income is at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Minneapolis. 

See the Minneapolis AMI by household size

Pandemic impact

You were hurt by the pandemic. Examples include:

  • Job loss or reduced hours
  • Higher healthcare payments
  • Loss of access to childcare, technology or transportation


Must be 18 years or older by January 1, 2022.

Contact us

Jeremy Lundborg

Guaranteed Basic Income project
Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55401