Stimulus update: Michigan to send monthly payments of $528 to low-income small business owners in 22 days

Monthly payments of $528 to 100 low-income entrepreneurs in Ann Arbor, Michigan, started to go out in mid-January.

Payments stem from the Guaranteed Income to Grow Ann Arbor, a two-year guaranteed income pilot program led by the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions team. The program has been allocated $1.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

One hundred participants were selected randomly from an applicant pool of small business owners and entrepreneurs who demonstrated financial needs.

The payments started going out in January, and they will be sent out on the 15th of each month, depending on when weekends or holidays fall, Kristin Seefeldt, the associate director of Poverty Solutions, told the Washington Examiner. The next payment will be sent out on Feb. 15.

“This guaranteed income pilot is about celebrating residents who do much to strengthen our community but are still struggling
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