Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Family and Support Services, have allocated $14.68 million to launch the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0, which will help thousands of Americans through stimulus checks to be paid within two weeks.
The City of Chicago is offering a financial assistance program to its residents who meet certain requirements. Applicants must submit an online form by the end of the month and be randomly selected through a lottery drawing.
Check eligibility requirements
To be eligible, Chicagoans must be 18 years of age or older and have an income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.
For a single-person household, that means an income of about $40,770.
In addition, they must meet one of the following criteria: have filed taxes in 2019 and claimed a dependent age 17 or older, be an undocumented resident, or be a domestic worker.
It is important to note that only one application per household is allowed and any duplicates will be rejected.
If selected, applicants must pass eligibility checks designed to prevent fraud or other criminal activity.
Once approved, they will receive the money via prepaid debit card or bank transfer. Officials have said they expect to send all payments no later than December 2023.
This program is an opportunity for Chicago residents to get some financial relief during these difficult times.
If you qualify, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible to have a chance of being selected.