People's Prosperity Pilot (PPP)

The People's Prosperity Pilot was launched in 2020 by Mayor Melvin Carter.




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1.5 Years



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Pilot Features  
Number of Participants150 individuals
Median Household Income$12,000 per year
Program DatesOctober 2020-March 2022
EligibilitySt. Paul resident with a child with a CollegeBound Saint Paul college savings account and has been impacted financially by COVID-19.

About the People's Prosperity Pilot (PPP)

The City of Saint Paul launched the People’s Prosperity Guaranteed Income Pilot in October 2020. The People’s Prosperity Pilot was offered to families participating in CollegeBound Saint Paul, the City’s college savings initiative, which is providing every child born to a Saint Paul resident on or after January 1, 2020 with a college savings account and a $50 seed deposit. In an effort to build families’ wealth while supporting their income, their child also received a monthly $10 bonus deposit in their CollegeBound Saint Paul account. The People's Prosperity Pilot was the first guaranteed income program run inside city government and with public funds through the CARES Act and MN Department of Human Services.

Data last updated on 9/28/2022.

Spending Breakdown

The data in this pie chart shows aggregate spending for guaranteed income participants in St. Paul, MN (PPP). This includes all non-cash expenditures from the participants' pre-paid debit card that is loaded with guaranteed income payments monthly.

Spending breakdown

Retail sales and services accounted for the largest share of spending, at 55.35%, followed by Food and groceries (28.05%) and Transport related expenses (5.74%).

Samantha & Max

“What I have received from the program is the ability to be more open hearted, whether that’s about taking care of myself or taking care of my family.”

Samantha & Max

People's Prosperity Pilot (PPP)

St. Paul, MN (PPP)

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