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Cash for City of Flint Pregnant

Moms and Babies

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A Prescription for Health, Hope, and Opportunity

No-strings-attached love.

Rx Kids is the first-ever citywide cash prescription program for pregnant moms and babies. Rx Kids provides all pregnant moms in the city of Flint with no-strings-attached cash of $1,500 during pregnancy and $500 each month throughout a baby’s first year.

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City of Flint Residents Can Sign Up Today!

Rx Kids empowers parents with the freedom to make the decisions that best fit their families’ needs.


Signing Up is

as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

To qualify for Rx Kids benefits you must be a city of Flint resident.

Make sure you’re ready by following these three steps to participate. Residents of surrounding townships including Flint township and other parts of Genesee County are not eligible.

Gather Your Documentation

You will need to verify your identity, city of Flint residency, and pregnancy (at least 20 weeks) or guardianship.

Sometimes it’s difficult to determine if you live in the city of Flint. See FAQ’s for details.

Apply Online

If you are pregnant or have a baby born in 2024 or later and live in the city of Flint, you can apply.

Await Verification and Receive Your Cash Prescriptions

After verification, you will receive a message letting you know when to expect your first payment. Payments begin at the point of enrollment.


Share in Our Story

Rx Kids is about changing the stories of city of Flint kids.

We want you to be a part of the story of lives impacted and communities improved. Learn more about our community or share your experiences on our social media channels, using the hashtag #FlintRxKids.


An Historic Mother’s Day in Flint as Rx Kids Nears 700 Enrollees
Published by Rx Kids, May 16, 2024
Flint just celebrated an historic Mother’s Day, with nearly 700 moms and babies enrolled in the Rx Kids program and more than $1 million in cash already prescribed. Rx Kids is the first citywide universal maternal and infant cash prescription program in the country.

Michigan Doctor Who Revealed Flint Water Crisis Now Takes on Child Poverty
Published by The Guardian, April 25, 2024
In 2015, Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha alerted the world that children were being poisoned by lead in the water of her home town of Flint, Michigan. Now, as Flint marks the 10-year anniversary of the crisis, she’s set her sights on another target: the underlying poverty that she says allowed it to all happen.

Forum Explores Flint’s Effort to Combat Poverty Using Cash Payments for Mothers and Infants
Published by Michigan Advance, April 15, 2024
Rx Kids pulls funding from a mechanism called non-recurring short-term benefits, which provides cash aid to families for a short amount of time during an acute economic crisis. So what’s the acute economic crisis? Childbirth. Luke Shaefer explains that families are poorest at childbirth, as income and earnings go down and expenses rise. Everybody knows having a baby is expensive, and so that perfect storm means families are the poorest in that first year.


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