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Get Paid to Live in Mattoon, Illinois

$5,000 Cash Towards Moving Expenses

$500 in Local Restaurant Vouchers

1-Year Free Membership at Elevate Coworking Space

6 Month Family YMCA Membership

$500 Rural King Gift Cards

6 Months Free - Storage Unit

$250 Gift Card to Slumberland Furniture

$200 Professional Headshot with Melissa Harden at Studio 21

$200 Gift Card to Morgan's Meat Market

$100 Gift Card to Broadway Appliance & Home Center

$50 Chamber Bucks

$20 Gift Card to Alamo Steakhouse

MarsPetcare Welcome Package

$1000 Off Car Purchase or $200 Service Gift Card

6 Months Free 1GB Internet

Wellness Assessment from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Systems

2 Hours of Go-Karting & Axe Throwing at Zax Trax for 5 Family Members

Maranatha Christian Academy Registration Waiver

4 Private Music Lessons per-family from Sound Source Music

3 Credit Hour Tuition Waivers from Lake Land College

Douglas-Hart Nature Center: $25 Acorn Level Annual Membership

All For Them - Latonya's Petcare Services: $200 Credit towards Petcare Services

Clyde’s Animal Clinic - Free Pet Exam and ID tag

Total Incentive

Move to Mattoon


Mattoon, IL is a thriving community that embodies everything good about life in Central Illinois: convenient location, small town cohesiveness, excellent real estate values, a strong economy, a prosperous downtown area, historical connections, and a diverse amount of sports, lakes, and housing opportunities, support a wide variety of contemporary and traditional lifestyles. Mattoon, IL is located between the major cities of Chicago, Champaign, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, so visiting the big city while living a small town lifestyle has never been easier. We invite you to 'Move to Mattoon' and start living the life that you and your family have always dreamed of. If you'd like to learn more about all the things Mattoon, IL has to offer, please visit: https://movetomattoon.org/why-mattoon/


Not sure if you qualify for this offer?

We make it dead simple to find out which offers you qualify for. The application process starts with a quick eligibility check, and we won't waste your time if it's not a good fit.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Lives 100 miles from Mattoon, IL.

  • Personal income of at least $45k.

  • Only available for new movers who have been preapproved through the process.

  • Must be a remote worker (no gig work)

  • Must agree to live within the city limits of Mattoon, IL for a minimum of two years


What is MakeMyMove?

MakeMyMove is a marketplace product that connects remote workers and other work-from-anywhere talent with communities that are attracting new residents. We help workers find the right place, and we help communities build and promote programming to attract those workers.

How much does it cost?

We’re 100% supported by communities. If you are a worker that is thinking about making a move, our service is free.

Do you have more questions?

Other Details

Offer Categories

Relocation Reimbursement
Free Gift

How It Works

This community is participating in the MakeMyMove on-platform application process. Apply in a few minutes. You’ll receive a response to your application, and will have access to a team to help along the way.

1. Apply

Fill out our fast application form to share your information and why you’re interested in making a move.

2. Get Pre-Qualified

Qualifying applicants will receive an introduction to the local sponsors of the program who will answer your questions, and help you decide if the community is the right fit.

3. Confirm Eligibility

Once you’ve been selected, we’ll confirm your eligibility for the program and facilitate a formal incentive offer from the community.

4. Accept and Make Your Move

Accept the offer to reserve your spot, and let us know when you arrive to receive the incentive.