University of Wisconsin–Madison

Municipal Cash Transfer Programs and Direct Cash Assistance

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This brief argues that direct cash transfers are highly effective tools for reducing poverty. It provides tips for localities seeking to establish their own direct cash transfer programs, by addressing key program considerations: how to choose target beneficiaries, how to set residency requirements, how to decide on income requirements, etc. This brief also outlines case studies of municipalities that have successfully implemented cash transfer programs in their own jurisdictions.

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