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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.

We are partnering with researchers at the University of Michigan, the University of California, the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, and Australian National University to evaluate the program and learn about participants’ experiences. If you are interested in participating in the program, please click the link above to fill out the 5-minute online survey to sign up. 


Eligible individuals who complete the survey will be randomly chosen to take part in the program. The Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan will enroll participants in the program and conduct a survey with participants who enroll and choose to take part in the research. Taking part in the research is optional. 


The survey will be open for a limited time. If you have trouble accessing the survey or have any questions about the Every Dollar Counts program, please email You can also call or text us at (469) 202-6022. Thank you for participating in this important program! 

Program Leadership

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: 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: 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 6 months to schedule an 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 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. 


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