Income guidelines for determining income-based program eligibility for WIOA Title 1B youth and adult programs.

This information is updated every April (2022)***.

Size of FamilyNebraska non-metropolitan areasOmaha-Council Bluffs MSA**Lincoln MSA*Grand Island MSASioux City MSA
7 or moreadd $5,620 for each additional personadd $5,808 for each additional personadd $5,808 for each additional personadd $5,808 for each additional personadd $5,808 for each additional person

*Lincoln MSA includes Lancaster and Seward Counties in Nebraska.

**Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA includes Saunders county.

*** For purposes of income-based eligibility determinations for youth and adult programs, a “low-income individual” is an individual whose total annual family income does not exceed the higher of the poverty line or 70 percent of the lower living standard income level (LLSIL).

High-poverty Census Tracts

A youth who lives in a high-poverty area is automatically considered a low-income individual. Enter your address below to find out if you live in one of these census tracts (qualifying census tracts are in blue).

Career Planners should use Census Geocoder to document an individual’s residential address for casefiles.

Income-based Public Assistance

Individuals that are or have received assistance in the last six months though the;

are automatically considered low-income. This includes being a member of a family that is or has received assistance in the last six months.

See Lincoln Policy Manual for additional ways to determine low-income.