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Nearly 200,000 households supported with $1,000 payments

This program ended in October 2021

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Supported by:

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Schusterman Family Philanthropies
The Late Show
The Late Show
Google.org
Google.org
Flourish
Flourish
NBA Cares
NBA Cares

GiveDirectly in collaboration with:

Propel and Stand for Children

COVID-19 operations

+Can I apply to receive money?

Unfortunately, this program is now completely closed as we have distributed all of the funds available.

+How did you decide who received money?

As part of Project 100+, a small fraction of the Providers (formerly Fresh EBT) app users were chosen at random to receive cash transfers as they became available. The only way to register for this program was by filling out the enrollment form in Providers when it appeared. Unfortunately, we were not able to respond to individual requests for cash transfers. We also responded to the economic impacts of COVID-19 through our international response

+Where in the U.S. did you deliver funds?

Donations to our general U.S. response fund were distributed across the United States to areas with the greatest need; recipients were reached in Puerto Rico, Washington DC, and every state but Wyoming.

+How do you prevent fraud?

We use a mix of prevention, detection, and auditing techniques to manage fraud. These include, for example, defined staff roles, spot checks of data captured in the field, remote GPS coordinate checks, and independent follow-up calls with recipients, among others. We use government-issued IDs, utility bills, and other documents to confirm the recipients’ place of residence.

+Did you implement the program yourself or partner with other organizations?

We managed the full transfer process, end-to-end. We partnered with other organizations to improve our technology and data but our team directly managed each stage of the transfer process.

Donating to Project 100+

+Can I still donate to Project 100+?

GiveDirectly is not accepting new donations for Project 100+ as it concluded in October 2021. However, you can support our other U.S. programs here.

Partners

+Who is Propel?

Propel builds modern, respectful, and effective technology that helps low-income Americans improve their financial lives. They are the creators of Providers (formerly Fresh EBT), a free app used by over 2 million Americans across the country to manage their food stamp (SNAP) benefits. A study by Harvard economists showed that using Providers helped stretch food stamps by an average of two days per month. Providers aims to support low-income Americans throughout their financial lives, helping them save money and find ways to earn extra income. Propel is a mission-driven for-profit company, with support from investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Flourish, Kevin Durant, and Serena Williams. Propel has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and WIRED Magazine and was named a winner of the NYTimes’ Good Tech Award in 2019.

+Who is Stand for Children?

Stand for Children is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability. Stand makes an impact by:
Partnering with parents to support their children’s education journey and to become strong advocates.
Advocating, mainly at the state and local level, for proven policies and funding focused on helping students reach make-or-break milestones.
Ensuring the changes we champion for reach classrooms and directly support students. To learn more, visit stand.org.