California Guaranteed Income Pilot Program: Request for Application

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is glad to announce the application to the Guaranteed Income Pilot (GI Pilot) program that will be deployed throughout the state. The GI Pilot will provide unconditional, individual, regular cash payments intended to support the basic needs of the recipients. The CDSS is accepting proposals to grant funds to selected eligible entities for the purpose of administering GI Pilot programs and projects that provide GI to participants.

To learn more about the Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Request for Application (RFA) and to apply for funding, please see the links below:

RFA Timeline

NOTE: This timeline is subject to change at the discretion of CDSS. Any changes to the timeline will be posted to this website.

RFA Questions and Answers

Questions may be sent via email to and must be received by the deadline indicated above. Answers will be compiled and posted on a rolling basis to this website.