Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines, 17182-17185 [2017-07043]

Download as PDF 17182 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Notices TOTAL ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN—Continued [Compiling and Reporting for the FNS–583 and Requests for More Funding] [SNAP Employment and Training Program Activity Report] Section of regulation Title Number of respondents Reports filed annually Total responses (C × D) Estimated number of hours per response Estimated total hours (C × D × F) A B C D E F G Total Reporting for FNS– 583 and Additional Funds Requests. .......................................................... 53 13.1698 698 31.32 21,858.40 RECORDKEEPING 7 CFR 277.12 ........................ 7 CFR 277.12 ........................ Total Recordkeeping Burden for FNS 583 and Additional Funds Requests. Recordkeeping burden for FNS– 583. Record-keeping burden for additional requests. .......................................................... 53 4 212 0.137 29.04 53 0.26415 14 0.137 1.92 53 4.26 226 0.137 30.96 53 17.43 924 23.689 21,889.36 SUMMARY Total All Burdens ............................. * There are 12 States without statewide waivers of the time-limit that will likely use 15 percent exemptions. Dated: March 16, 2017. Jessica Shahin, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. DATES: [FR Doc. 2017–07113 Filed 4–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the Department’s annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program. The annual adjustments are required by section 9 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The guidelines are intended to direct benefits to those children most in need and are revised annually to account for changes in the Consumer Price Index. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Effective July 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Saracino, Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Suite 628, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, 703–305–1620. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), no recordkeeping or reporting requirements have been included that are subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget. This notice has been determined to be not significant and was not reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget in conformance with Executive Order 12866. The affected programs are listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.553, No. 10.555, No. 10.556, No. 10.558, and No. 10.559 and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 2 CFR part 415). Background Pursuant to sections 9(b)(1) and 17(c)(4) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(1) and 42 U.S.C. 1766(c)(4)), PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and sections 3(a)(6) and 4(e)(1)(A) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1772(a)(6) and 1773(e)(1)(A)), the Department annually issues the Income Eligibility Guidelines for free and reduced price meals for the National School Lunch Program (7 CFR part 210), the Commodity School Program (7 CFR part 210), School Breakfast Program (7 CFR part 220), Summer Food Service Program (7 CFR part 225) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (7 CFR part 226) and the guidelines for free milk in the Special Milk Program for Children (7 CFR part 215). These eligibility guidelines are based on the Federal income poverty guidelines and are stated by household size. The guidelines are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk in accordance with applicable program rules. Definition of Income In accordance with the Department’s policy as provided in the Food and Nutrition Service publication Eligibility Manual for School Meals, ‘‘income,’’ as the term is used in this notice, continues to mean income before any deductions such as income taxes, Social Security taxes, insurance premiums, charitable contributions, and bonds. It includes the following: (1) Monetary compensation for services, including wages, salary, commissions or fees; (2) net income from nonfarm selfemployment; (3) net income from farm E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES self-employment; (4) Social Security; (5) dividends or interest on savings or bonds or income from estates or trusts; (6) net rental income; (7) public assistance or welfare payments; (8) unemployment compensation; (9) government civilian employee or military retirement, or pensions or veterans payments; (10) private pensions or annuities; (11) alimony or child support payments; (12) regular contributions from persons not living in the household; (13) net royalties; and (14) other cash income. Other cash income would include cash amounts received or withdrawn from any source including savings, investments, trust accounts and other resources that would be available to pay the price of a child’s meal. ‘‘Income’’, as the term is used in this notice, does not include any income or benefits received under any Federal programs that are excluded from consideration as income by any statutory prohibition. Furthermore, the value of meals or milk to children shall VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 not be considered as income to their households for other benefit programs in accordance with the prohibitions in section 12(e) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and section 11(b) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1760(e) and 1780(b)). The Income Eligibility Guidelines The following are the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be effective from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The Department’s guidelines for free meals and milk and reduced price meals were obtained by multiplying the year 2017 Federal income poverty guidelines by 1.30 and 1.85, respectively, and by rounding the result upward to the next whole dollar. This notice displays only the annual Federal poverty guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services because the monthly and weekly Federal poverty guidelines are not used to determine the Income Eligibility Guidelines. The chart details the free and reduced price eligibility PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17183 criteria for monthly income, income received twice monthly (24 payments per year); income received every two weeks (26 payments per year) and weekly income. Income calculations are made based on the following formulas: Monthly income is calculated by dividing the annual income by 12; twice monthly income is computed by dividing annual income by 24; income received every two weeks is calculated by dividing annual income by 26; and weekly income is computed by dividing annual income by 52. All numbers are rounded upward to the next whole dollar. The numbers reflected in this notice for a family of four in the 48 contiguous States, the District of Columbia, Guam and the territories represent an increase of 1.2 percent over last year’s level for a family of the same size. Authority: Section 9(b)(1)(A) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(1)(A)). BILLING CODE 3410–30–P E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17184 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Apr 07, 2017 July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES HOUSEHOLD SIZE 1 ........ PO 00000 2 ........ 3 ........ 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For each add'l family member, add ANNUAL 12,060 16,240 2CI'I2CI 24 600 28 780 32 960 37140 41 320 4,180 ANNUAL REDUCED PRICE MEALS -185% TWICE EVERY PER TWO MONTHLY MONTH WEEKS WEEKLY ANNUAL 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GUAM, AND TERRITORIES 22,311 1,860 930 859 430 15,678 30,044 2,504 1,252 1,156 578 21,112 37,777 3,149 1,575 1,453 727 26,546 45,510 3,793 1,897 1,751 876 31,980 53,243 4,437 2,219 2,048 1,024 37,414 60,976 5,082 2,541 2,346 1,173 42,848 68,709 5,726 2,863 2,643 1,322 48,282 76,442 6,371 3,186 2,941 1,471 53,716 7,733 645 323 FREE MEALS -130% TWICE EVERY PER TWO MONTHLY MONTH WEEKS WEEKLY 1,307 1,760 2,213 2,665 3,118 3,571 4,024 4,477 654 880 1,107 1,333 1,559 1,786 2,012 2,239 603 812 1,021 1,230 1,439 1,648 1,857 2,066 302 406 511 615 720 824 929 1,033 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 298 149 5,434 453 227 209 105 1,072 1,444 1,816 2,188 2,561 2,933 3,305 3,677 536 722 908 1,094 1,281 1,467 1,653 1,839 19,578 26,377 33,176 39,975 46,774 53,573 60,372 67,171 1,632 2,199 2,765 3,332 3,898 4,465 5,031 5,598 816 1,100 1,383 1,666 1,949 2,233 2,516 2,799 753 1,015 1,276 1,538 1,799 2,061 2,322 2,584 377 508 638 769 900 1,031 1,161 1,292 373 187 6,799 567 284 262 131 ALASKA 1 ........ 2 ........ 3 ........ 4 ........ 5 ........ 6 ........ 7 ........ 8 ........ For each add'l family member, add 15,060 20,290 25,520 30,750 35,980 41,210 46,440 51,670 27,861 37,537 47,212 56,888 66,563 76,239 85,914 95,590 2,322 3,129 3,935 4,741 5,547 6,354 7,160 7,966 1,161 1,565 1,968 2,371 2,774 3,177 3,580 3,983 5,230 9,676 807 404 HAWAII 10APN1 1 ........ 2 ........ 3 ........ 4 ........ 5 ........ 6 ........ 7 ........ 8 ........ For each add'l family member, add 13,860 18,87'0 23,480 28,290 33,100 37,910 42,720 47,530 25,641 34,540 43,438 52,337 61,235 70,134 79,032 87,931 2,137 2,879 3,620 4,362 5,103 5,845 6,586 7,328 1,069 1,440 1,810 2,181 2,552 2,923 3,293 3,664 987 1,329 1,671 2,013 2,356 2,698 3,040 3,382 494 665 836 1,007 1,178 1,349 1,520 1,691 18,018 24,271 30,524 36,777 43,030 49,283 55,536 61,789 1,502 2,023 2,544 3,065 3,586 4,107 4,628 5,150 751 1,012 1,272 1,533 1,793 2,054 2,314 2,575 693 934 1,174 1,415 1,655 1,896 2,136 2,377 347 467 587 708 828 948 1,068 1,189 4810 8,899 742 371 343 172 6,253 522 261 241 121 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Notices Jkt 241001 EN10AP17.001</GPH> INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES Effective from Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Notices Dated: March 28, 2017. Jessica Shahin, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2017–07043 Filed 4–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–C COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Arkansas Advisory Committee To Discuss Civil Rights Topics in the State U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Arkansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 12:00 noon CST for the purpose of a discussion on civil rights topics affecting the state. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 12:00 noon. CST. Public Call Information: Dial: 888– 287–5530, Conference ID: 7878264. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Barreras, DFO, at dbarreras@ usccr.gov or 312–353–8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. 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Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. 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An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 67 (Monday, April 10, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to 
the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility 
for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 
1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. These guidelines are used by schools, 
institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch 
Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, 
Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program 
and Summer Food Service Program. The annual adjustments are required by 
section 9 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The 
guidelines are intended to direct benefits to those children most in 
need and are revised annually to account for changes in the Consumer 
Price Index.

DATES:  Effective July 1, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Saracino, Program Monitoring 
and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and 
Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park 
Center Drive, Suite 628, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, 703-305-1620.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is not a rule as defined by the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from 
the provisions of that Act.
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), no recordkeeping or reporting requirements have been included 
that are subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget.
    This notice has been determined to be not significant and was not 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget in conformance with 
Executive Order 12866. The affected programs are listed in the Catalog 
of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.553, No. 10.555, No. 
10.556, No. 10.558, and No. 10.559 and are subject to the provisions of 
Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation 
with State and local officials. (See 2 CFR part 415).

Background

    Pursuant to sections 9(b)(1) and 17(c)(4) of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(1) and 42 U.S.C. 
1766(c)(4)), and sections 3(a)(6) and 4(e)(1)(A) of the Child Nutrition 
Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1772(a)(6) and 1773(e)(1)(A)), the Department 
annually issues the Income Eligibility Guidelines for free and reduced 
price meals for the National School Lunch Program (7 CFR part 210), the 
Commodity School Program (7 CFR part 210), School Breakfast Program (7 
CFR part 220), Summer Food Service Program (7 CFR part 225) and Child 
and Adult Care Food Program (7 CFR part 226) and the guidelines for 
free milk in the Special Milk Program for Children (7 CFR part 215).
    These eligibility guidelines are based on the Federal income 
poverty guidelines and are stated by household size. The guidelines are 
used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free 
milk in accordance with applicable program rules.

Definition of Income

    In accordance with the Department's policy as provided in the Food 
and Nutrition Service publication Eligibility Manual for School Meals, 
``income,'' as the term is used in this notice, continues to mean 
income before any deductions such as income taxes, Social Security 
taxes, insurance premiums, charitable contributions, and bonds. It 
includes the following: (1) Monetary compensation for services, 
including wages, salary, commissions or fees; (2) net income from 
nonfarm self-employment; (3) net income from farm

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self-employment; (4) Social Security; (5) dividends or interest on 
savings or bonds or income from estates or trusts; (6) net rental 
income; (7) public assistance or welfare payments; (8) unemployment 
compensation; (9) government civilian employee or military retirement, 
or pensions or veterans payments; (10) private pensions or annuities; 
(11) alimony or child support payments; (12) regular contributions from 
persons not living in the household; (13) net royalties; and (14) other 
cash income. Other cash income would include cash amounts received or 
withdrawn from any source including savings, investments, trust 
accounts and other resources that would be available to pay the price 
of a child's meal.
    ``Income'', as the term is used in this notice, does not include 
any income or benefits received under any Federal programs that are 
excluded from consideration as income by any statutory prohibition. 
Furthermore, the value of meals or milk to children shall not be 
considered as income to their households for other benefit programs in 
accordance with the prohibitions in section 12(e) of the Richard B. 
Russell National School Lunch Act and section 11(b) of the Child 
Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1760(e) and 1780(b)).

The Income Eligibility Guidelines

    The following are the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be effective 
from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The Department's guidelines 
for free meals and milk and reduced price meals were obtained by 
multiplying the year 2017 Federal income poverty guidelines by 1.30 and 
1.85, respectively, and by rounding the result upward to the next whole 
dollar.
    This notice displays only the annual Federal poverty guidelines 
issued by the Department of Health and Human Services because the 
monthly and weekly Federal poverty guidelines are not used to determine 
the Income Eligibility Guidelines. The chart details the free and 
reduced price eligibility criteria for monthly income, income received 
twice monthly (24 payments per year); income received every two weeks 
(26 payments per year) and weekly income.
    Income calculations are made based on the following formulas: 
Monthly income is calculated by dividing the annual income by 12; twice 
monthly income is computed by dividing annual income by 24; income 
received every two weeks is calculated by dividing annual income by 26; 
and weekly income is computed by dividing annual income by 52. All 
numbers are rounded upward to the next whole dollar.
    The numbers reflected in this notice for a family of four in the 48 
contiguous States, the District of Columbia, Guam and the territories 
represent an increase of 1.2 percent over last year's level for a 
family of the same size.

    Authority:  Section 9(b)(1)(A) of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(1)(A)).
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    Dated: March 28, 2017.
Jessica Shahin,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.
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