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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2011 / Notices 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. AGENCY: 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 Act. The Department periodically publishes in the Federal Register lowincome 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. SUMMARY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Low-Income Levels The Secretary defines a ‘‘low-income family’’ for programs included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Mar 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 lowincome level, as well as the age and circumstances of the participant, will use the student’s family as long as he or she is not listed as a dependent on the parents’ tax form. Each program will announce the rationale and choice of methodology for determining lowincome 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, 2010. 2011 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Size of parents’ family * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. Income level ** $21,780 29,420 37,060 44,700 52,340 59,980 67,620 75,260 For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,820 for each additional person. 2011 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA Size of parents’ family * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. Income level ** $27,200 36,760 46,320 55,880 65,440 75,000 84,560 94,120 For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,780 for each additional peron. 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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 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 Public Health Service 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 participant, will use the student's family as long 
as he or she is not listed as a dependent on 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, 2010.

2011 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of
                                Columbia
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Income
                  Size of parents' family *                    level **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1...........................................................     $21,780
2...........................................................      29,420
3...........................................................      37,060
4...........................................................      44,700
5...........................................................      52,340
6...........................................................      59,980
7...........................................................      67,620
8...........................................................      75,260
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,820 for each 
additional person.

                   2011 Poverty Guidelines for Alaska
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Income
                  Size of parents' family *                    level **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1...........................................................     $27,200
2...........................................................      36,760
3...........................................................      46,320
4...........................................................      55,880
5...........................................................      65,440
6...........................................................      75,000
7...........................................................      84,560
8...........................................................      94,120
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    For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,780 for each 
additional peron.

                   2011 Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Income
                  Size of parents' family *                    Level **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1...........................................................     $25,080
2...........................................................      33,860
3...........................................................      42,640
4...........................................................      51,420
5...........................................................      60,200
6...........................................................      68,980
7...........................................................      77,760
8...........................................................      86,540
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,390 for each 
additional person.
    * 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 2010.

    Separate poverty guidelines figures for Alaska and Hawaii reflect 
Office of Economic Opportunity administrative practice beginning in the 
1966-1970 period. (Note that the Census Bureau poverty thresholds--the 
version of the poverty measure used for statistical purposes--have 
never had separate figures for Alaska and Hawaii.) The poverty 
guidelines are not defined for Puerto Rico or other outlying 
jurisdictions. Puerto Rico or other outlying jurisdictions shall use 
income guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of 
Columbia.

    Dated: March 10, 2011.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-6110 Filed 3-15-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P