Alaska sends out checks worth $3,284
Alaska is sending out its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), which distributes the state’s oil revenue among qualifying residents.
This year, the dividend is worth $3,284, and the first payment was sent out this week.
If you did not receive yours, future payments will be sent either in June or July.
You can check your application status online at alaska.gov.
Guaranteed income expanded in Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, is expanding its guaranteed income program, with the city “about to begin” a third round, reported local news outlet WTVR.
The Richmond Resilience Initiative will offer two years of $500 monthly payments to roughly 37 new individuals, according to program officials.
To qualify, you must live in Richmond, have children in the household, and not receive any public benefits.
You need to be employed with earnings of at least $12.71 per hour, as this is the full-time wage that disqualifies people from receiving benefits.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit rva.gov.
Guaranteed income expanded in New York State
Music and arts organization Local Sound Collaborative has expanded its initiative in Rochester, New York.
Those eligible can apply online until June 3 at 11.59pm for the $200 in monthly support.
To qualify, you must be a part of the local music community in the Greater Rochester area.
This includes studio musicians, production engineers, sound technicians, and other roles.
You also must be at least 18 years old to participate.
State paying $10,000 to relocate
The Little Rock Regional Chamber in Arkansas is offering cash incentives for newcomers taking jobs in The Land of Opportunity.
The program gives new arrivals in Arkansas $5,000 for being hired, plus an additional $5,000 for remaining in the area, equalling $10,000 altogether.
What’s more, local residents can get $501 by successfully referring people to move to the area.
The campaign will use social media data to target former Arkansans or out-of-state workers who have a connection to Arkansas, and encourage them to relocate.