Mayors Guaranteed Income Initiative


Thank you for participating in the Level Up MGI Pilot Program!

If you need additional resources, call Financial Navigators at 211 or fill out the intake form and allow Financial Navigators staff to provide you with information on various programs and services—including public benefits programs, utility assistance, emergency financial assistance, and more. 

For additional resources, signup for the Mayor’s weekly report for updated information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Level Up is a guaranteed income project that will provide 200 eligible Mount Vernon residents with $500 per month for one year. While the benefits of guaranteed income programs have been documented, this is an independent research project that will be used to study the effects of this type of program so that the city and other jurisdictions can learn about the project’s impact on the economic stability of participants, as well as its impact on participants’ overall health and well-being.

 Guaranteed income is a monthly cash payment given directly to individuals. It is unconditional, with no strings attached on how to spend it and no work requirements. It is meant to supplement, not replace, the existing social safety net.

Glossary of Terms

People who have been selected to receive the Guaranteed Income payment of $500 per month for 12 months.