Cook County Income Pilot Program

Guaranteed Income Empowers People

Applications For Residents Will Open October 6, 2022

Cook County’s Promise Pilot is the nation’s largest publicly funded guaranteed income pilot. The $42 million program will provide $500 monthly payments—no strings attached—to 3,250 Cook County families for two years to improve the economic stability, health, and independence of our residents and communities.

More than one-third of all Cook County households are eligible to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Cook County, and meet income eligibility requirements. Households that are already receiving a guaranteed income from another pilot (such as Chicago’s Resilient Communities Pilot or Evanston’s Guaranteed Income Program) are not eligible to apply.

For more information, please visit Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot