Rise Up Cambridge

By Office of Mayor Siddiqui, City of Cambridge, Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC), and Cambridge Community Foundation

All eligible Cambridge families with kids can now apply to receive $500 a month for 18 months.

Rise Up Cambridge Purple and Yellow logo

.: Thu, June 1 2023 – Mon, July 31 2023.

Every day.
All day

Visit the CEOC (11 Inman St) or The Mayor's Office (795 Massachusetts Avenue) for application support. View more locations here: www.cambridgema.gov/riseup 

Ages: Pre-natal to Adults.

All grades.

Cambridge residents only.

1. Cambridge resident

2. At least 18 years old

3. Making 250% of the federal poverty line or below

4. Have a child under the age of 21 years old. 


Contact the support team:

617-812-5124 - Leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you in your preferred language. 



Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Translation services available - Contact the organization for more details..

Additional information

The program will provide direct cash payments to low-income Cambridge households with children  21 years of age or under, earning at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. All eligible households will receive $500 per month for 18 months, making Rise Up Cambridge the only city-wide cash assistance program of its kind in the country. Applications close on Monday, July 31st.

Led by the Office of Mayor Siddiqui and the City Manager's Office and managed in partnership with the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee and the Cambridge Community Foundation, Rise Up Cambridge aims to address the growing economic divide and racial inequities in Cambridge, while maintaining our city’s diverse population and continuing to be a place where all families can thrive. 


Rise Up Cambridge Flyer