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

This information is updated every April (2024)***.

Size of Family Nebraska non-metropolitan areas Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA** Lincoln MSA* Grand Island MSA Sioux City MSA
1 $15,060 $15,060 $15,060 $15,660 $15,660
2 $20,440 $20,440 $20,440 $20,440 $20,440
3 $25,572 $26,591 $26,591 $26,591 $26,591
4 $31,566 $32,827 $32,827 $32,827 $32,827
5 $37,259 $38,737 $38,737 $38,373 $38,373
6 $43,572 $45,311 $45,311 $45,311 $43,311
7 or more add $6,574 for each additional person add $6,574 for each additional person add $6,574 for each additional person add $6,574 for each additional person add $6,613 for each additional person

*Lincoln MSA includes Lancaster and Seward Counties in Nebraska.

**Omaha-Council Bluffs MSA includes Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington Counties in Nebraska and Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie Counties in Iowa.

*** 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;

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security Administration

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 low-income guidance.