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Poverty Guidelines

Federal Poverty Level Guidelines Chart

Use the chart below to see if you meet income requirements. First, you’ll need to find the row with number of people in your household. Then, use the program requirements to find the column with program eligibility percent. If your household income is under that amount, you may qualify for services. For example, if you have a household size of 4, and the program eligibility is 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, then you may qualify for the program if your household income is under $55,500.

Did you know?

According to the US Census, the official poverty rate in 2020 was 11.4%.  Approximately 3.3 million more people than in 2019.

Source: US Census

2022 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (F.P.L.)

Based on Annual Household Income

* HS = Head Start (At least 90% of children must be from families that meet the federally regulated income guidelines. No more than 35% of enrolled children may be between 100-130% F.P.L. and 10% of enrollment opportunities must be available for children with disabilities.)
* WAP = Weatherization Program

* LIHEAP = Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

* WIC = Women Infants and Children

Meeting Program Income Requirements

In order to receive help from many services offered by community action, you have to meet income requirements, based on the Federal Poverty Level. The requirement level for each program may be different. Look at the chart below to get an idea of what your income eligibility may be. Your local Community Action Agency will work with you to determine your eligibility for various programs and services