Application Instructions

The application to enter the random lottery for the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot closed on Friday, May 13, 11:59pm. GiveDirectly is no longer accepting applications.  

If you submitted an application, GiveDirectly may reach out to you by email, text, and/or phone to request additional information or documentation. Please keep an eye on your email and phone in case GiveDirectly contacts you. If you have further questions, you can reach out to the support team at Please do not reach out with unsolicited documents.  

You can view the status of your application by clicking on the confirmation link that you received by email or SMS (text message) when you submitted. All applicants will be notified by email, text or phone about whether they were selected or not by the first week of June.  

If you are not randomly selected to receive cash assistance, you may still be randomly selected to participate in the research study. The research study is being conducted by the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab and will allow the City and other policymakers to better understand the impact of cash assistance on residents’ well-being. You will only be contacted by the research team if you are randomly selected to participate and you provided your consent to be contacted in your application. All research activities are voluntary and will be compensated with a small stipend. You may opt out of continuing the research at any time.