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LIHEAP IM Federal Register Notice of State Median Income Estimates for FY 2011

Published: May 12, 2010
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
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Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)
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[Federal Register: May 12, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 91)]
[Notices]
[Page 26780-26782]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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.

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/data/statemedian/index.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/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, PhD,
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)


States
Estimated state median income for a four- person family1
60 percent of estimated state median income for a four-person family 2 3

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


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.


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.

2These 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.

3To 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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Attachment B

ESTIMATED STATE MEDIAN INCOME, BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE AND BY STATE, FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2011

States

Estimated State median income for four-person families2

60 percent of estimated State median income for four-person families1

60 Percent of Estimated State Median Income1

1-Person Household

2-Person Household

3-Person Household

4-Person Household

5-Person Household

6-Person Household

Alabama

$64,613

$38,768

$20,159

$26,362

$32,565

$38,768

$44,971

$51,173

Alaska

84,350

50,610

26,317

34,415

42,512

50,610

58,708

66,805

Arizona

70,110

42,066

21,874

28,605

35,335

42,066

48,797

55,527

Arkansas

56,595

33,957

17,658

23,091

28,524

33,957

39,390

44,823

California

79,704

47,822

24,868

32,519

40,171

47,822

55,474

63,126

Colorado

80,519

48,311

25,122

32,852

40,582

48,311

56,041

63,771

Connecticut

101,643

60,986

31,713

41,470

51,228

60,986

70,744

80,501

Delaware

84,223

50,534

26,278

34,363

42,448

50,534

58,619

66,705

District of Columbia

68,304

40,982

21,311

27,868

34,425

40,982

47,540

54,097

Florida

69,801

41,881

21,778

28,479

35,180

41,881

48,581

55,282

Georgia

70,322

42,193

21,940

28,691

35,442

42,193

48,944

55,695

Hawaii

90,199

54,119

28,142

36,801

45,460

54,119

62,779

71,438

Idaho

63,634

38,180

19,854

25,963

32,072

38,180

44,289

50,398

Illinois

81,187

48,712

25,330

33,124

40,918

48,712

56,506

64,300

Indiana

71,006

42,604

22,154

28,970

35,787

42,604

49,420

56,237

Iowa

73,401

44,041

22,901

29,948

36,994

44,041

51,087

58,134

Kansas

73,321

43,993

22,876

29,915

36,954

43,993

51,031

58,070

Kentucky

64,597

38,758

20,154

26,356

32,557

38,758

44,960

51,161

Louisiana

65,700

39,420

20,498

26,806

33,113

39,420

45,727

52,034

Maine

68,992

41,395

21,526

28,149

34,772

41,395

48,018

54,642

Maryland

101,413

60,848

31,641

41,377

51,112

60,848

70,583

80,319

Massachusetts

98,561

59,137

30,751

40,213

49,675

59,137

68,598

78,060

Michigan

76,385

45,831

23,832

31,165

38,498

45,831

53,164

60,497

Minnesota

87,000

52,200

27,144

35,496

43,848

52,200

60,552

68,904

Mississippi

56,628

33,977

17,668

23,104

28,541

33,977

39,413

44,849

Missouri

69,565

41,739

21,704

28,383

35,061

41,739

48,417

55,095

Montana

65,585

39,351

20,463

26,759

33,055

39,351

45,647

51,943

Nebraska

72,817

43,690

22,719

29,709

36,700

43,690

50,681

57,671

Nevada

71,963

43,178

22,452

29,361

36,269

43,178

50,086

56,995

New Hampshire

93,433

56,060

29,151

38,121

47,090

56,060

65,029

73,999

New Jersey

102,472

61,483

31,971

41,809

51,646

61,483

71,321

81,158

New Mexico

55,279

33,167

17,247

22,554

27,861

33,167

38,474

43,781

New York

81,884

49,130

25,548

33,409

41,270

49,130

56,991

64,852

North Carolina

67,798

40,679

21,153

27,662

34,170

40,679

47,187

53,696

North Dakota

73,101

43,861

22,808

29,825

36,843

43,861

50,878

57,896

Ohio

73,794

44,276

23,024

30,108

37,192

44,276

51,361

58,445

Oklahoma

60,830

36,498

18,979

24,819

30,658

36,498

42,338

48,177

Oregon

71,541

42,925

22,321

29,189

36,057

42,925

49,793

56,660

Pennsylvania

78,665

47,199

24,543

32,095

39,647

47,199

54,751

62,303

Rhode Island

85,963

51,578

26,820

35,073

43,325

51,578

59,830

68,083

South Carolina

64,825

38,895

20,225

26,449

32,672

38,895

45,118

51,341

South Dakota

68,631

41,179

21,413

28,001

34,590

41,179

47,767

54,356

Tennessee

64,203

38,522

20,031

26,195

32,358

38,522

44,685

50,849

Texas

65,348

39,209

20,389

26,662

32,935

39,209

45,482

51,756

Utah

69,814

41,888

21,782

28,484

35,186

41,888

48,591

55,293

Vermont

74,354

44,612

23,198

30,336

37,474

44,612

51,750

58,888

Virginia

84,911

50,947

26,492

34,644

42,795

50,947

59,098

67,250

Washington

81,684

49,010

25,485

33,327

41,169

49,010

56,852

64,694

West Virginia

58,622

35,173

18,290

23,918

29,545

35,173

40,801

46,429

Wisconsin

78,742

47,245

24,568

32,127

39,686

47,245

54,804

62,364

Wyoming

78,905

47,343

24,618

32,193

39,768

47,343

54,918

62,493


Note--The estimated U.S. median income for 4-person families is $75,648 for the period of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.

1Prepared by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance.  In accordance with 45 CFR 96.85, each State's estimated median income for four-person families is multiplied by the following percentages to adjust for household size for LIHEAP: 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 household member above six persons, add 3 percentage points to the percentage for a six-person household (132 percent), and multiply the new percentage by the State's estimated median income for a four-person household.

2Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau from the 2006 through 2008 American Community Surveys.  For further information, see Table B19119 from 3-Year estimates of the 2006-2008 American Community Survey.  You can find this table by

(1) going to the webpage “http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet?_program=...”;
(2) selecting the button for “2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates”;
(3) selecting the link “Enter a table number”; and
(4) searching for table number “B19119”.  Alternatively, you can contact the U.S. Census Bureau's Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at (301) 763-3243.

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