Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your questions and status updates


I submitted my survey, what's next?

Letters went out the week of April 1 to 4,000 Gary households. The selection process in underway and we will notify recipients the week of May 17th.

Is there a deadline?

 The deadline to complete surveys was 11:59 PM April 19 CST. The I received a letter page and the survey link are now closed and no further surveys can be received.

Choose Me

The participants of this program will be chosen randomly by an independent agency. The GIVE Gary organization, it’s member or employees are not involved in the selection. This gives everyone an equal chance.

Here's my PIN

Please use your PIN to fill out the survey. Go to this page: for further instructions. This is the only way to be considered for the program.

Will the money go against my SSI or other benefits and will I need to file taxes on the money?

You will need to contact your local office for more information about your eligibility if you are chosen as a participant.

Did you receive my survey?

Our office does not receive the surveys. If you got a thank you message at the end, it was received.

I’m eligible for the program, but I do not live in Gary. How can I participate?

The pilot program at this time is only available for residents of Gary, IN.

I filled out the survey

Thank you for your interest in the program. No further action is required from you. Have a great day!