You will be asked several questions about yourself and your household so that we can determine your eligibility.
Please have the login code from your invitation letter handy. Only people who received an invitation letter in the mail are eligible to take the survey, and each login code can only be used once.
If you are eligible to participate in Every Dollar Counts and you are randomly selected to participate in the program, we will contact you with more information. If you are not eligible, we will permanently delete all of your responses to this screening survey.
Every Dollar Counts is a pilot program designed to improve economic stability for residents of Texas. Individuals who participate in the program will receive cash assistance gifts of $50 or more every month for 3 years. Participants can spend the money however they choose.
Larry James, CEO
Larry James has provided executive leadership since joining CitySquare in 1994. Known in the Dallas faith, business and media communities as a social entrepreneur and committed servant to the people of East and South Dallas, Larry came to CitySquare after serving 14 years as senior minister with the Richardson East Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas.
Q: How was I selected?
A: Your address was randomly selected from a list of all addresses in several Texas counties. We purchase commercially available data to create a list of addresses where we expect to reach eligible participants.
Q: How long do I have to complete the eligibility survey?
A: Please complete the survey within three months of the date on your letter.
Q: What happens to the information I provide in the survey? Will it be shared with anyone?
A: All of the information you provide will be kept confidential and stored in a secure database. We will never sell or give away your data or any information that could identify you. If you are not eligible to participate in Every Dollar Counts, your data will be permanently deleted. If you are eligible, you will be contacted at some point over the next few months if you are randomly selected to take part in the program.
Q: I am having trouble accessing the survey.
A: You can email for assistance or call (469) 202-6022.
Q: Is it possible to participate by phone or mail?
A: No. Unfortunately, we only accept responses online. You can use any computer or smartphone to complete the survey. If you need assistance, please call (469) 202-6022.
Q: How do I know if I am eligible?
A: If you are eligible and randomly selected to participate, you will be contacted by phone and email sometime in the next four to six weeks to schedule an in-person enrollment.
Q: What are the eligibility criteria?
A: Eligibility is based on age and household income.
Q: If I’m eligible, does that mean I will definitely be able to participate?
A: Unfortunately, we have a limited number of slots in the program. We will randomly select people from the pool of eligible individuals.
Q: How do I know this is not a scam?
A: To confirm the authenticity of the program, contact CitySquare at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (469) 202-6022.
Q: What is the goal of the program?
A: You may be wondering why CitySquare is giving away money with no strings attached. We are interested in learning about programs and policies that might improve the lives of everyday Americans. By giving people cash, we can learn what kinds of constraints and opportunities people experience in today’s economy.