New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program

The New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program was launched in April 2022 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.




monthly payment

10 months



invested in community

Pilot Features  
Number of Participants125 individuals
Median Household Income$15,702 per year
Program DatesApril 2022-March 2023
Eligibility16-24 years old and disconnected from work and school.

About the New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program

The New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program serves young people in Orleans Parish who are disconnected from work and school. The goal of the program is to support opportunity youth and help connect participants back to education and employment opportunities. The program is administered by the Mayor's Office of Youth and Families (OYF) who partnered with nine community-based organizations to refer participants to the program including ALAS, Collegiate Academies, Healthy Start, New Orleans Public Schools, Youth Empowerment Project, New Orleans Youth Alliance, Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, and Educators for Quality Alternatives. In addition, OYF partnered with United Way of Southeast Louisiana to provide benefits counseling to all participants.

Data last updated on 9/30/2023.

Spending Breakdown

The data in this pie chart shows aggregate spending for guaranteed income participants in New Orleans, LA. This includes all non-cash expenditures from the participants' pre-paid debit card that is loaded with guaranteed income payments monthly.

Spending breakdown

Food and groceries accounted for the largest share of spending, at 37.12%, followed by Retail sales and services (27.04%) and Miscellaneous expenses (11.47%).


"With money from the guaranteed income program, I am able to make better decisions."


New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program

New Orleans, LA

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