State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family: Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 State Median Income Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 93.568) Administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 26780-26782 [2010-11287]

Download as PDF 26780 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices Dated: May 5, 2010. Yvette Roubideaux, Director, Indian Health Service. plan are best assured of having their full effect if received by May 24, 2010. Jack Killen, Deputy Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2010–11337 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–P [FR Doc. 2010–11311 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4140–01–P National Institutes of Health Request for Comment: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Announcement of Strategic Planning White Papers WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is developing its third strategic plan and invites the public to provide comments on two white papers which will support the development of this plan. 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The public is invited to review the background papers and provide comments from May 10 through May 24, 2010. The papers may be viewed at http://nccam.nih.gov/. Request for Comments: The public is invited to provide comments on the two white papers that will support the development of NCCAM’s third strategic plan. Comments may be provided through the NCCAM Web site at http://nccam.nih.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information, visit the NCCAM Web site at http:// nccam.nih.gov, call 1–888–644–6226, or e-mail nccamsp@mail.nih.gov. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding the draft of NCCAM’s strategic VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 May 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family: Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 State Median Income Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 93.568) Administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, HHS. ACTION: Notice of State median income estimates for FFY 2011. SUMMARY: This notice announces to LIHEAP grantees the estimated median income of four-person families in each State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2011 (October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011). LIHEAP grantees that choose to base their income eligibility criteria on these State median income estimates may adopt these estimates (up to 60 percent) on the estimates’ date of publication in the Federal Register or on a later date as discussed below. This enables these grantees to implement this notice during the period between the heating and cooling seasons. However, by October 1, 2010, or the beginning of the grantees’ fiscal years, whichever is later, these grantees must adjust their income eligibility criteria so that such criteria are in accord with the FFY 2011 State median income estimates. This listing of 60 percent of estimated State median incomes provides one of the maximum income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a household’s income eligibility for LIHEAP. DATES: Effective Date: For each LIHEAP grantee, these estimates become effective at any time between their date of publication in the Federal Register PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and the later of October 1, 2010, or the beginning of that grantee’s fiscal year. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Edelman, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401–5292, email: peter.edelman@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(11) of Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law (Pub. L.) 97–35, as amended, HHS announces the estimated median income of four-person families for each State, the District of Columbia, and the United States for FFY 2011 (October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011). Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of this Act provides that 60 percent of the median income for each State and the District of Columbia (State median income, or SMI), as annually established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, is one of the income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a household’s eligibility for LIHEAP. LIHEAP was last authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58, which was enacted on August 8, 2005. This authorization expired on September 30, 2007, and reauthorization remains pending. The SMI estimates that HHS publishes in this notice are three-year estimates derived from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce (Census Bureau). HHS obtained these estimates directly from the Census Bureau. For additional information about the ACS State median income estimates, see http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/ income/medincsizeandstate.html. For additional information about the ACS in general, see http://www.census.gov/acs/ www/ or contact the Census Bureau’s Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at (301) 763–3243. Under the advice of the Census Bureau, HHS switched to three-year estimates rather than single-year estimates to reduce the large year-toyear fluctuations that the single-year estimates tend to generate for certain States and the District of Columbia. The change from the single-year to threeyear estimates caused the FFY 2010 estimates to drop by about two percent on average. HHS plans to use the Census Bureau’s ACS-derived SMI three-year estimates for all fiscal years after 2010. For further information about ACS oneyear and three-year estimates, see http://factfinder.census.gov/jsp/saff/ E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26781 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices SAFFInfo.jsp?_content =acs_guidance.html. The State median income estimates, like those derived from any survey, are subject to two types of errors: (1) Nonsampling Error, which consists of random errors that increase the variability of the data and non-random errors that consistently direct the data into a specific direction; and (2) Sampling Error, which consists of the error that arises from the use of probability sampling to create the sample. For additional information about the accuracy of the ACS State median income estimates, see http:// www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/ ACS/accuracy2005-2007.pdf. A State-by-State listing of SMI and 60 percent of SMI for a four-person family for FFY 2011 follows. The listing describes the method for adjusting SMI for families of different sizes as specified in regulations applicable to LIHEAP, at 45 CFR 96.85(b), which were published in the Federal Register on March 3, 1988, at 53 FR 6824 and amended on October 15, 1999, at 64 FR 55858. Dated: April 27, 2010. Yolanda J. Butler, Acting Director, Office of Community Services. ESTIMATED STATE MEDIAN INCOME FOR A FOUR-PERSON FAMILY, BY STATE, FOR FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR (FFY) 2011, FOR USE IN THE LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) Estimated state median income for a four-person family 1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES States 60 percent of estimated state median income for a four-person family 2 3 $64,613 84,350 70,110 56,595 79,704 80,519 101,643 84,223 68,304 69,801 70,322 90,199 63,634 81,187 71,006 73,401 73,321 64,597 65,700 68,992 101,413 98,561 76,385 87,000 56,628 69,565 65,585 72,817 71,963 93,433 102,472 55,279 81,884 67,798 73,101 73,794 60,830 71,541 78,665 85,963 64,825 68,631 64,203 65,348 69,814 74,354 84,911 81,684 58,622 78,742 78,905 $38,768 50,610 42,066 33,957 47,822 48,311 60,986 50,534 40,982 41,881 42,193 54,119 38,180 48,712 42,604 44,041 43,993 38,758 39,420 41,395 60,848 59,137 45,831 52,200 33,977 41,739 39,351 43,690 43,178 56,060 61,483 33,167 49,130 40,679 43,861 44,276 36,498 42,925 47,199 51,578 38,895 41,179 38,522 39,209 41,888 44,612 50,947 49,010 35,173 47,245 47,343 Alabama ................................................................................................................................... Alaska ...................................................................................................................................... Arizona ..................................................................................................................................... Arkansas .................................................................................................................................. California .................................................................................................................................. Colorado .................................................................................................................................. Connecticut .............................................................................................................................. Delaware .................................................................................................................................. District of Columbia ................................................................................................................. Florida ...................................................................................................................................... Georgia .................................................................................................................................... Hawaii ...................................................................................................................................... Idaho ........................................................................................................................................ Illinois ....................................................................................................................................... Indiana ..................................................................................................................................... Iowa ......................................................................................................................................... Kansas ..................................................................................................................................... Kentucky .................................................................................................................................. Louisiana .................................................................................................................................. Maine ....................................................................................................................................... Maryland .................................................................................................................................. Massachusetts ......................................................................................................................... Michigan ................................................................................................................................... Minnesota ................................................................................................................................ Mississippi ................................................................................................................................ Missouri .................................................................................................................................... Montana ................................................................................................................................... Nebraska .................................................................................................................................. Nevada ..................................................................................................................................... New Hampshire ....................................................................................................................... New Jersey .............................................................................................................................. New Mexico ............................................................................................................................. New York ................................................................................................................................. North Carolina .......................................................................................................................... North Dakota ............................................................................................................................ Ohio ......................................................................................................................................... Oklahoma ................................................................................................................................. Oregon ..................................................................................................................................... Pennsylvania ............................................................................................................................ Rhode Island ............................................................................................................................ South Carolina ......................................................................................................................... South Dakota ........................................................................................................................... Tennessee ............................................................................................................................... Texas ....................................................................................................................................... Utah ......................................................................................................................................... Vermont ................................................................................................................................... Virginia ..................................................................................................................................... Washington .............................................................................................................................. West Virginia ............................................................................................................................ Wisconsin ................................................................................................................................. Wyoming .................................................................................................................................. Note: FFY 2011 covers the period of October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. The estimated median income for a four-person family living in the United States for this period is $75,648. These estimates become effective for LIHEAP at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2010, or the beginning of a LIHEAP grantee’s fiscal year, whichever is later. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 May 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26782 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices 1 Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce (Census Bureau), from three-year estimates from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys (ACSs). These estimates, like those derived from any survey, are subject to two types of errors: (1) Nonsampling Error, which consists of random errors that increase the variability of the data and non-random errors that consistently direct the data into a specific direction; and (2) Sampling Error, which consists of the error that arises from the use of probability sampling to create the sample. 2 These figures were calculated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) by multiplying the estimated State median income for a four-person family for each State by 60 percent. 3 To adjust for different sizes of family, 45 CFR 96.85 calls for multiplying 60 percent of a State’s estimated median income for a four-person family by the following percentages: 52 percent for one person, 68 percent for two persons, 84 percent for three persons, 100 percent for four persons, 116 percent for five persons, and 132 percent for six persons. For each additional family member above six persons, 45 CFR 96.85 calls for adding 3 percentage points to the percentage for a six-person family (132 percent) and multiply the new percentage by 60 percent of a State’s estimated median income for a four-person family. www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, go to http://www.regulations.gov. [FR Doc. 2010–11287 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–24–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2010–0039] AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HSAC Staff at hsac@dhs.gov or 202– 447–3135. ACTION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Homeland Security Advisory Council WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES The Office of Policy, DHS. Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family: Notice of 
the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 State Median Income Estimates for 
Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 93.568) Administered by 
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration 
for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of 
Energy Assistance

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community 
Services, Division of Energy Assistance, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of State median income estimates for FFY 2011.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces to LIHEAP grantees the estimated median 
income of four-person families in each State and the District of 
Columbia for FFY 2011 (October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011). LIHEAP 
grantees that choose to base their income eligibility criteria on these 
State median income estimates may adopt these estimates (up to 60 
percent) on the estimates' date of publication in the Federal Register 
or on a later date as discussed below. This enables these grantees to 
implement this notice during the period between the heating and cooling 
seasons. However, by October 1, 2010, or the beginning of the grantees' 
fiscal years, whichever is later, these grantees must adjust their 
income eligibility criteria so that such criteria are in accord with 
the FFY 2011 State median income estimates.
    This listing of 60 percent of estimated State median incomes 
provides one of the maximum income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may 
use in determining a household's income eligibility for LIHEAP.

DATES: Effective Date: For each LIHEAP grantee, these estimates become 
effective at any time between their date of publication in the Federal 
Register and the later of October 1, 2010, or the beginning of that 
grantee's fiscal year.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Edelman, Office of Community 
Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-5292, e-
mail: peter.edelman@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(11) of 
Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law 
(Pub. L.) 97-35, as amended, HHS announces the estimated median income 
of four-person families for each State, the District of Columbia, and 
the United States for FFY 2011 (October 1, 2010, through September 30, 
2011).
    Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of this Act provides that 60 percent of 
the median income for each State and the District of Columbia (State 
median income, or SMI), as annually established by the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services, is one of the income criteria that LIHEAP 
grantees may use in determining a household's eligibility for LIHEAP.
    LIHEAP was last authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public 
Law 109-58, which was enacted on August 8, 2005. This authorization 
expired on September 30, 2007, and reauthorization remains pending.
    The SMI estimates that HHS publishes in this notice are three-year 
estimates derived from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by 
the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce (Census Bureau). 
HHS obtained these estimates directly from the Census Bureau. For 
additional information about the ACS State median income estimates, see 
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/medincsizeandstate.html. For 
additional information about the ACS in general, see http://www.census.gov/acs/www/ or contact the Census Bureau's Housing and 
Household Economic Statistics Division at (301) 763-3243.
    Under the advice of the Census Bureau, HHS switched to three-year 
estimates rather than single-year estimates to reduce the large year-
to-year fluctuations that the single-year estimates tend to generate 
for certain States and the District of Columbia. The change from the 
single-year to three-year estimates caused the FFY 2010 estimates to 
drop by about two percent on average. HHS plans to use the Census 
Bureau's ACS-derived SMI three-year estimates for all fiscal years 
after 2010. For further information about ACS one-year and three-year 
estimates, see http://factfinder.census.gov/jsp/saff/

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SAFFInfo.jsp?--content=acs--guidance.html.
    The State median income estimates, like those derived from any 
survey, are subject to two types of errors: (1) Nonsampling Error, 
which consists of random errors that increase the variability of the 
data and non-random errors that consistently direct the data into a 
specific direction; and (2) Sampling Error, which consists of the error 
that arises from the use of probability sampling to create the sample. 
For additional information about the accuracy of the ACS State median 
income estimates, see http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/ACS/accuracy2005-2007.pdf.
    A State-by-State listing of SMI and 60 percent of SMI for a four-
person family for FFY 2011 follows. The listing describes the method 
for adjusting SMI for families of different sizes as specified in 
regulations applicable to LIHEAP, at 45 CFR 96.85(b), which were 
published in the Federal Register on March 3, 1988, at 53 FR 6824 and 
amended on October 15, 1999, at 64 FR 55858.

    Dated: April 27, 2010.
Yolanda J. Butler,
Acting Director, Office of Community Services.

Estimated State Median Income for a Four-Person Family, by State, for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011, for Use in
                             the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
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                                                                                         60 percent of estimated
                                                                 Estimated state median  state median income for
                            States                                 income for a four-     a four-person family 2
                                                                   person family \1\                3
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Alabama.......................................................                  $64,613                  $38,768
Alaska........................................................                   84,350                   50,610
Arizona.......................................................                   70,110                   42,066
Arkansas......................................................                   56,595                   33,957
California....................................................                   79,704                   47,822
Colorado......................................................                   80,519                   48,311
Connecticut...................................................                  101,643                   60,986
Delaware......................................................                   84,223                   50,534
District of Columbia..........................................                   68,304                   40,982
Florida.......................................................                   69,801                   41,881
Georgia.......................................................                   70,322                   42,193
Hawaii........................................................                   90,199                   54,119
Idaho.........................................................                   63,634                   38,180
Illinois......................................................                   81,187                   48,712
Indiana.......................................................                   71,006                   42,604
Iowa..........................................................                   73,401                   44,041
Kansas........................................................                   73,321                   43,993
Kentucky......................................................                   64,597                   38,758
Louisiana.....................................................                   65,700                   39,420
Maine.........................................................                   68,992                   41,395
Maryland......................................................                  101,413                   60,848
Massachusetts.................................................                   98,561                   59,137
Michigan......................................................                   76,385                   45,831
Minnesota.....................................................                   87,000                   52,200
Mississippi...................................................                   56,628                   33,977
Missouri......................................................                   69,565                   41,739
Montana.......................................................                   65,585                   39,351
Nebraska......................................................                   72,817                   43,690
Nevada........................................................                   71,963                   43,178
New Hampshire.................................................                   93,433                   56,060
New Jersey....................................................                  102,472                   61,483
New Mexico....................................................                   55,279                   33,167
New York......................................................                   81,884                   49,130
North Carolina................................................                   67,798                   40,679
North Dakota..................................................                   73,101                   43,861
Ohio..........................................................                   73,794                   44,276
Oklahoma......................................................                   60,830                   36,498
Oregon........................................................                   71,541                   42,925
Pennsylvania..................................................                   78,665                   47,199
Rhode Island..................................................                   85,963                   51,578
South Carolina................................................                   64,825                   38,895
South Dakota..................................................                   68,631                   41,179
Tennessee.....................................................                   64,203                   38,522
Texas.........................................................                   65,348                   39,209
Utah..........................................................                   69,814                   41,888
Vermont.......................................................                   74,354                   44,612
Virginia......................................................                   84,911                   50,947
Washington....................................................                   81,684                   49,010
West Virginia.................................................                   58,622                   35,173
Wisconsin.....................................................                   78,742                   47,245
Wyoming.......................................................                   78,905                   47,343
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Note: FFY 2011 covers the period of October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. The estimated median income for
  a four-person family living in the United States for this period is $75,648. These estimates become effective
  for LIHEAP at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2010, or the beginning of a LIHEAP
  grantee's fiscal year, whichever is later.

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\1\ Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce (Census Bureau), from three-year estimates
  from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys (ACSs). These estimates, like those derived from any
  survey, are subject to two types of errors: (1) Nonsampling Error, which consists of random errors that
  increase the variability of the data and non-random errors that consistently direct the data into a specific
  direction; and (2) Sampling Error, which consists of the error that arises from the use of probability
  sampling to create the sample.
\2\ These figures were calculated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for
  Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) by multiplying the
  estimated State median income for a four-person family for each State by 60 percent.
\3\ To adjust for different sizes of family, 45 CFR 96.85 calls for multiplying 60 percent of a State's
  estimated median income for a four-person family by the following percentages: 52 percent for one person, 68
  percent for two persons, 84 percent for three persons, 100 percent for four persons, 116 percent for five
  persons, and 132 percent for six persons. For each additional family member above six persons, 45 CFR 96.85
  calls for adding 3 percentage points to the percentage for a six-person family (132 percent) and multiply the
  new percentage by 60 percent of a State's estimated median income for a four-person family.

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