Our researchers have completed the random selection process and our TAYportunity Liaisons have completed the onboarding process. If you have not been contacted by a TAYportunity Liaison, or you were contacted but did not respond, you were not selected for the program. For this program, only 300 randomly selected Skills and Training to Achieve Readiness for Tomorrow (START) Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 18-24 years old were selected. The randomly selected recipients will receive:
1. A monthly GI issuance of $1,000;
2. Supplemental food assistance, should CalFresh benefits be adversely affected; and
3. Exemptions from having to meet General Relief income, resource, and time limit requirements.
The randomly selected recipients will be offered:
1. Benefits counseling services, financial literacy, and money management support; and
2. The opportunity to participate in the TAYportunity program.
The TAYportunity Guaranteed Income (GI) program is also an independent research project that will be used to study the effects of guaranteed income to learn about the project’s impact on financial stability. We are working with researchers at the Jain Family Institute, the University of Virginia, and New York University to ensure that they can study your experiences with us effectively and understand the needs of the TAY population. Our researcher may reach out to you in a few weeks with more information about this research study.
We thank you for your continued participation in our Skills and Training to Achieve Readiness for Tomorrow (START) Program, and we are excited to continue working with you! Please contact your START Worker to discuss your next START activity.
Please Note: L.A. County will NEVER ask you to provide information over the phone, like an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), bank account information, or passwords. DO NOT GIVE OUT THIS INFORMATION TO ANYONE REQUESTING IT. If you receive a call claiming to be from L.A. County or one of its programs requesting such information, do not give out this information and report it to DPSS by calling (562) 908-6732.