Tacoma’s GRIT Program: $500 Monthly payment for one year

Tacoma: $500 Monthly payment for one year
Tacoma: The $500 Monthly Payment program is targeted at low-income families in Tacoma, Washington, where approximately one in four households struggle financially. The Growing Resilience in Tacoma (GRIT) project was established to assist these families, with the local government and the United Way of Pierce County providing $500 per month for one year to eligible households.

GRIT, created by the City of Tacoma and the United Way of Pierce County (UWPC), aims to support low-income households by promoting financial stability, housing security, and mental well-being.

The program is scheduled to commence in April and run until June 2025. Applications opened on March 1, and after the registration period, 175 families will be randomly selected to receive the economic stimulus.

Who is eligible to apply for a $500 monthly payment for one year, and what are the requirements?

Eligibility Criteria:
To qualify for the program, applicants must meet four criteria outlined by UWPC. Firstly, they must be the sole head of a household with children aged up to 17, or up to 21 if the children have a disability. Additionally, applicants must reside within specific zip codes (8404, 98405, 98408, 98409, 98418, 98444, or 98445) and meet UWPC’s Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained while Employed criteria.

Application Process:
Interested individuals should complete the online application available at https://www.uwpc.org/grit-20-guaranteed-income-project. Applications are accessible in English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Cambodian languages. Applicants will be notified of their application status by March 20, and approved applicants will begin receiving their stimulus checks in April.

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