Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others selling their own goods and services play an essential role in supporting the local economy and strengthening our community.
Guaranteed Income to Grow Ann Arbor (GIG A2) is a two-year guaranteed income program that provides monthly payments of $528 to 100 entrepreneurs with low or very low income to support their efforts. The income limit is defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, relative to Ann Arbor’s area median income.
This program might be for you if:
- You live in Ann Arbor and have an income at or below 225% of the federal poverty line. If you currently receive or are eligible for any type of public assistance (SNAP, TANF, Section 8, Pell Grants), you likely qualify.
- You are an entrepreneur, owner of a formal or informal small business, independent contractor, provide paid services informally, or are a gig worker.
- You want to be part of a national movement to better understand how no-strings-attached cash payments to people with low incomes impacts their economic stability and overall well-being.