``Low Income Levels'' Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act, 37085 [E6-10238]

Download as PDF 37085 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 125 / Thursday, June 29, 2006 / Notices a number of health professions. HEAL forms collect information that is required for responsible program management. The HEAL Repayment Schedule, Fixed and Variable, provides the borrower with the cost of a HEAL loan, the number and amount of payments, and the Truth-in-Lending disclosures. The Lender’s Report on HEAL Student Loans Outstanding (Call Report) provides information on the status of loans outstanding by the number of borrowers and total number of loans whose loan payments are in various stages of the loan cycle, such as student education and repayment, and Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent the corresponding dollar amounts. These forms are needed to provide borrowers with information on the cost of their loan(s) and to determine which lenders may have excessive delinquencies and defaulted loans. The estimate of burden for the forms is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Repayment Schedule HRSA 502 ........................................ Call Report HRSA–512 ........................................................ 8 20 666 4 5,328 80 .5 .75 2,664 60 Total .............................................................................. 28 ........................ 5,408 ........................ 2,724 Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: June 22, 2006. Cheryl R. Dammons, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–10236 Filed 6–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration ‘‘Low Income Levels’’ Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is updating income levels used to identify a ‘‘low income family’’ for the purpose of determining eligibility for programs that provide health professions and nursing training for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. These various programs are included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. The Department periodically publishes in the Federal Register low income levels used to determine eligibility for grants and cooperative agreements to institutions providing training for (1) disadvantaged individuals, (2) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, or (3) individuals from ‘‘low income families.’’ VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:03 Jun 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 The various health professions and nursing grant and cooperative agreement programs that use the low-income levels to determine whether an individual is from an economically disadvantaged background in making eligibility and funding determinations generally make awards to: Accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health podiatric medicine, nursing, chiropractic, public or private nonprofit schools which offer graduate programs in behavioral health and mental health practice, and other public or private nonprofit health or education entities to assist the disadvantaged to enter and graduate from health professions and nursing schools. Some programs provide for the repayment of health professions or nursing education loans for disadvantaged students. poverty guidelines are based on poverty thresholds published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index. The Secretary annually adjusts the low income levels based on the Department’s poverty guidelines and makes them available to persons responsible for administering the applicable programs. The income figures below have been updated to reflect increases in the Consumer Price Index through December 31, 2005. Low-Income Levels The Secretary defines a ‘‘low income family’’ for programs included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the PHS Act as having an annual income that does not exceed 200 percent of the Department’s poverty guidelines. A family is a group of two or more individuals related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together or an individual who is not living with any relatives. Most HRSA programs use the income of the student’s parents to compute low income status, while a few programs, depending upon the legislative intent of the program, programmatic purpose of the low income level, as well as the age and circumstances of the average participant, will use the student’s family as long as he or she is not listed as a dependent upon the parents’ tax form. Each program will announce the rationale and choice of methodology for determining low income levels in their program guidance. The Department’s * Includes only dependents listed on Federal income tax forms. Some programs will use the student’s family rather than his or her parents’ family. ** Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Size of parents’ family * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. Income Level ** $19,600 26,400 33,200 40,000 46,800 53,600 60,400 67,200 Dated: June 21, 2006. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–10238 Filed 6–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Agency Information Collection Activities: New Information Collection, Comment Request 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: CIS Ombudsman Case Problem Submission, Form G–1107. OMB Control No. 1615– NEW. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 125 (Thursday, June 29, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 37085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-10238]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


``Low Income Levels'' Used for Various Health Professions and 
Nursing Programs Included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public 
Health Service Act

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
updating income levels used to identify a ``low income family'' for the 
purpose of determining eligibility for programs that provide health 
professions and nursing training for individuals from disadvantaged 
backgrounds. These various programs are included in Titles III, VII and 
VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.
    The Department periodically publishes in the Federal Register low 
income levels used to determine eligibility for grants and cooperative 
agreements to institutions providing training for (1) disadvantaged 
individuals, (2) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, or (3) 
individuals from ``low income families.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The various health professions and nursing 
grant and cooperative agreement programs that use the low-income levels 
to determine whether an individual is from an economically 
disadvantaged background in making eligibility and funding 
determinations generally make awards to: Accredited schools of 
medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary 
medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health podiatric medicine, 
nursing, chiropractic, public or private nonprofit schools which offer 
graduate programs in behavioral health and mental health practice, and 
other public or private nonprofit health or education entities to 
assist the disadvantaged to enter and graduate from health professions 
and nursing schools. Some programs provide for the repayment of health 
professions or nursing education loans for disadvantaged students.

Low-Income Levels

    The Secretary defines a ``low income family'' for programs included 
in Titles III, VII and VIII of the PHS Act as having an annual income 
that does not exceed 200 percent of the Department's poverty 
guidelines. A family is a group of two or more individuals related by 
birth, marriage, or adoption who live together or an individual who is 
not living with any relatives. Most HRSA programs use the income of the 
student's parents to compute low income status, while a few programs, 
depending upon the legislative intent of the program, programmatic 
purpose of the low income level, as well as the age and circumstances 
of the average participant, will use the student's family as long as he 
or she is not listed as a dependent upon the parents' tax form. Each 
program will announce the rationale and choice of methodology for 
determining low income levels in their program guidance. The 
Department's poverty guidelines are based on poverty thresholds 
published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, adjusted annually for 
changes in the Consumer Price Index.
    The Secretary annually adjusts the low income levels based on the 
Department's poverty guidelines and makes them available to persons 
responsible for administering the applicable programs. The income 
figures below have been updated to reflect increases in the Consumer 
Price Index through December 31, 2005.

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                                                                Income
                  Size of parents' family *                    Level **
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1...........................................................     $19,600
2...........................................................      26,400
3...........................................................      33,200
4...........................................................      40,000
5...........................................................      46,800
6...........................................................      53,600
7...........................................................      60,400
8...........................................................      67,200
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* Includes only dependents listed on Federal income tax forms. Some
  programs will use the student's family rather than his or her parents'
  family.
** Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2005.


    Dated: June 21, 2006.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E6-10238 Filed 6-28-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P