The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration

The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) is the country’s first mayor-led guaranteed income demonstration. We aim to test a simple yet innovative solution to poverty and inequality.


Have you checked your mailbox? SEED registration letters are in the mail! These letters are the first step towards selecting participants who will receive $500 per month. Learn more about the nation's first city-led guaranteed income initiative here:

Posted by Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

This dashboard was co-created with Stockton residents, the Conway Homes Resident Council, Stockton Scholars, SEED program staff, research staff from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Social Work and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice, Dr. Stacia West, and Dr. Amy Castro Baker. Community-based research feedback was also provided by participants in the United for a Fair Economy Participatory Action Research Group, Delta Community College students, and countless others who contributed along the way. The data shown on this dashboard are part of an external evaluation of SEED. The Focus Card and spending data are provided by Community Financial Resources. Funding for this evaluation is provided by the Evidence for Action program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. SEED is fully philanthropically funded, and no taxpayer dollars are being used to support the demonstration.

The above featured portraits, which capture SEED storytelling recipients, taken by Snap Jackson