``Low-Income Levels'' Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs, 63993-63994 [2013-25275]

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[FR Doc. 2013–25276 Filed 10–24–13; 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 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. The Secretary defines a ‘‘low-income family/household’’ 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. On June 26, 2013, in U.S. v. Windsor, the Supreme Court held that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited federal recognition of samesex spouses and same-sex marriages, was unconstitutional. In light of this decision, please note that same-sex marriages and same-sex spouses will be recognized on equal terms with opposite-sex spouses and opposite-sex marriages, regardless of where the couple resides. A ‘‘household’’ may be only one person. Most HRSA programs use the income of the student’s parents to compute low-income status. Other programs, depending upon the legislative intent of the program, the programmatic purpose related to income level, as well as the age and circumstances of the participant, will apply these low income standards to the individual student to determine eligibility, as long as he or she is not listed as a dependent on his or her 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, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63993 2013 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 ** $22,980 31,020 39,060 47,100 55,140 63,180 71,220 79,260 For families with more than 8 persons, add $8,040 for each additional person. 2013 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA Size of parents’ family* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ Income level** $28,700 38,760 48,820 58,880 68,940 79,000 89,060 99,120 For families with more than 8 persons, add $10,060 for each additional person. 2013 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR HAWAII Size of parents’ family * 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ Income level ** $26,460 35,700 44,940 54,180 63,420 72,660 81,900 91,140 For families with more than 8 persons, add $9,240 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 2012. 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. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 63994 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Notices Dated: October 18, 2013. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. 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Name of Committee: National Institute on Drug Abuse Special Emphasis Panel; Substance Use Disorders and Molecular Regulation of Brain Energy Utilization (R01) (R21). Date: November 19, 2013. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: The Fairmont Washington, DC, 2401 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Gerald L. McLaughlin, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Extramural Affairs, National Institute on PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Drug Abuse, NIH, DHHS, 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 4238, MSC 9550, Bethesda, MD 20892–9550, 301–402–6626, gm145a@ nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos.: 93.279, Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: October 21, 2013. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2013)]
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[Pages 63993-63994]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-25275]


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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

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.
    The Secretary defines a ``low-income family/household'' 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. On June 26, 2013, in U.S. v. Windsor, the Supreme Court held 
that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited federal 
recognition of same-sex spouses and same-sex marriages, was 
unconstitutional. In light of this decision, please note that same-sex 
marriages and same-sex spouses will be recognized on equal terms with 
opposite-sex spouses and opposite-sex marriages, regardless of where 
the couple resides. A ``household'' may be only one person. Most HRSA 
programs use the income of the student's parents to compute low-income 
status. Other programs, depending upon the legislative intent of the 
program, the programmatic purpose related to income level, as well as 
the age and circumstances of the participant, will apply these low 
income standards to the individual student to determine eligibility, as 
long as he or she is not listed as a dependent on his or her 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, 2012.

2013 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of
                                Columbia
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Income
                 Size of parents' family *                     level **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1..........................................................      $22,980
2..........................................................       31,020
3..........................................................       39,060
4..........................................................       47,100
5..........................................................       55,140
6..........................................................       63,180
7..........................................................       71,220
8..........................................................       79,260
------------------------------------------------------------------------
For families with more than 8 persons, add $8,040 for each additional
  person.


                   2013 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Income
                  Size of parents' family*                     level**
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1..........................................................      $28,700
2..........................................................       38,760
3..........................................................       48,820
4..........................................................       58,880
5..........................................................       68,940
6..........................................................       79,000
7..........................................................       89,060
8..........................................................       99,120
------------------------------------------------------------------------
For families with more than 8 persons, add $10,060 for each additional
  person.


                   2013 Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Income
                 Size of parents' family *                     level **
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1..........................................................      $26,460
2..........................................................       35,700
3..........................................................       44,940
4..........................................................       54,180
5..........................................................       63,420
6..........................................................       72,660
7..........................................................       81,900
8..........................................................       91,140
------------------------------------------------------------------------
For families with more than 8 persons, add $9,240 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 2012.

    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.


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    Dated: October 18, 2013.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-25275 Filed 10-24-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P