City of St. Louis Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program – Apply Today

Learn about the eligibility requirements for the Guaranteed Basic Income Program in St. Louis, Missouri. Find out if your household qualifies for financial assistance.

Program Overview

The City of St. Louis, Missouri through the Office of the Mayor and the Office of the Treasurer are partnering with FORWARD to administer a Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) pilot program for qualified residents.

Recipients will receive a $500 monthly stipend for up to 18 months total.

The timeline for application as well as eligibility requirements are:

Phase 1: Program Information: Oct 10th – Oct 23rd
Eligible residents interested in being notified when the application window opens are asked to sign up on the website. This page is open to gather reliable contact information for those interested in applying for the program.

Phase 2: Application Period: Oct 23rd – Nov 1st
We invite all eligible residents to take advantage of this opportunity to apply. Documentation requirements include Photo ID and Proof of School Enrollment (school documentation with parent, guardian, dependent name and address, like a recent report card or enrollment document).

Phase 3: Document Verification: Nov 6th – Nov 13th
Applicants chosen via lottery will be invited to submit financial documentation and verification of City of St. Louis residency. Applicants will then be selected on a first come, first serve basis for $500 monthly payments for 18 months.

If you need help with this online application, please email us at: or call us at 1-855-582-3973.

For all media inquiries only, please contact Felice McClendon,

Eligibility Requirements

Households must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the Guaranteed Basic Income Program:

  • You must be a parent or legal guardian of a child or dependent under the age of
    18 enrolled in a public school (St. Louis Public Schools or a St. Louis Public Charter
  • You must live within St. Louis city limits.
  • Your household must have experienced a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The total income of ALL income earners in your household must be less than 170% of the federal poverty level.
Family Size170% of 2023 Federal Poverty Level
For a Family of 2$33,524
For a Family of 3$42,262
For a Family of 4$51,000
For a Family of 5$59,738
For a Family of 6$68,476
For a Family of 7$77,214
For a Family of 8$85,952
For a Family of 9+Add $8,738 for each additional person


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