Health Resources and Services Administration
New Annual “Low-Income” Levels for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Included in
Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS.
This notice announces the new “Low-Income” levels for various programs included in
titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, which use the U.S. Census Bureau
“Low-Income” levels to determine eligibility for program participation. 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 a disadvantaged background, or (3)
individuals from “Low-Income” families.
This notice announces increase in income levels intended for use in determining eligibility for
participation in the following programs:
Advanced Education Nursing (section 811)
These programs generally award grants 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.
Allied Health Special Projects (section755)
Basic Nurse Education and Practice (section 831)
Dental Public Health (section 768)
Faculty Loan Repayment and Minority Faculty Fellowship Program (section 738)
General and Pediatric Dentistry (section 747)
Health Administration Traineeships and Special Projects (section 769)
Health Careers Opportunity Program (section 739)
Loans to Disadvantaged Students (section 724)
Physician Assistant Training (section 747)
Primary Care Residency Training (section 747)
Public Health Traineeships (section 767)
Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training (section 754)
Residency Training in Preventive Medicine (section 768)
Public Health Training Centers (section 766)
Nursing Workforce Diversity (section 821)
The Secretary defines a “Low-Income” family for programs included in titles
VII and VIII of the PHS Act as having an annual income that does not exceed 200 percent of
the Department's poverty guidelines. The Department's poverty guidelines which were published in the Federal
Register on Thursday, February 14, 2002, (67 FR 6931), are based on poverty thresholds
published by the U.S. Census Bureau, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index.
The Secretary annually adjusts the low-income levels based on the Department's poverty guideline and
makes them available to persons responsible for administering the applicable programs.
The following income figures will be used for health professions and nursing grant
applications requesting FY 2003 funding.
|Size of parent's family *
||Income level **
* - Includes only dependents on Federal Income tax forms
Dated: July 9, 2002
** - Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2001.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
[FR Doc. 02-17751 Filed 7-12-02; 8:45 am]
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Date Last Updated: October 1, 2010