Poverty Guidelines for Even Start Family Literacy Programs
The purpose of Even Start is to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of the Nation's low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program.
Each program is required to include the identification and recruitment of families most in need of services as indicated by a low level of income, and a low level of adult literacy or English language proficiency of the eligible parent or parents, and other need-related indicators.
The poverty guidelines below are the federal poverty measure. They are issued each year in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The family is defined by the eligible parent(s). The size of the family unit and income are self-reported by the eligible parent(s).
|Household Size||Federal Poverty Guidelines|
|For each add’l family member add||3,740||312||72|