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Tribal Income Eligibility FY 2018

The Percent of Poverty Table below, compiled by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, shows the percent of federal poverty guidelines (FPG) or state's median income (SMI) to be used by tribal grantees in determining eligibility for LIHEAP components in FY 2016. Although grantees can have a different poverty level for each component (crisis, cooling and weatherization), the majority use the same poverty level for all components.

State Tribe Heat Cool Crisis Wx
Alabama Poarch Band of Creek Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Alabama United Cherokee Ani'Yun'Wiya Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Alaska Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Aniak Traditional Council 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Association of Village Council Presidents 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Bristol Bay 150 FPG 150 FPG 60 SMI
Alaska Chuathbakuk Traditional Council 60 SMI 60 SMI
Alaska Cook Inlet Tribal Council 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Kenaitze Indian Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Kodiak Area Native Association 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Alaska Orutsararmiut Native Council 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Seldovia Village Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Tanana Dena'Nena'Henash 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority 150 FPG 150 FPG
Alaska Yakutat Tlingit Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Arizona Cocopah Indian Tribe 150 FPG 60 SMI 150 FPG
Arizona Colorado River Indian Tribes 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Arizona Gila River Indian Community 150 FPG 150 FPG
Arizona The Navajo Nation 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Arizona Pasqua Yaqui Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Arizona Quechan Indian Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Arizona Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Arizona San Carlos Apache Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Berry Creek Rancheria - Tyme Maidu Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Bishop Paiute Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Enterprise Rancheria 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Hoopa Valley Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Hopland Band of Pomo Indians 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Karuk Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Mooretown Rancheria 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Northern California Indian Development Council 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Pinoleville Pomo Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Redding Rancheria 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
California Riverside-San Bernardino Indian Co. Health, Inc. 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Round Valley Indian Tribes 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians 60 SMI 150 FPG 60 SMI
California Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
California Yurok Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 60 SMI
Idaho Nez Perce Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Idaho Shoshone Bannock Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Kansas United Tribes of Kansas and SE Nebraska, Inc. 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Maine The Aroostook Band of Micmacs 150 FPG 150 FPG
Maine Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Maine Indian Township of Tribal Government 60 SMI 150 FPG
Massachusetts Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Michigan Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Michigan Keweenaw Bay Indian Community 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Michigan Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Mississippi Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Montana Blackfeet Tribal Business Council 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Montana Chippewa Cree Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
Montana Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Montana Fort Belknap Indian Community 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Montana Fort Peck Assinioboine and Sioux Tribes 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Montana Northern Cheyenne Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
New Mexico Five Sandoval 150 FPG 150 FPG 185 FPG
New Mexico Northern Cheyenne Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
New Mexico Nambe Pueblo 150 FPG 150 FPG
New Mexico Pueblo of Jemez 150 FPG 150 FPG
New Mexico Pueblo of Laguna Utility Authority 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
New Mexico Pueblo of Zuni 150 FPG 150 FPG
New York Seneca Nation of Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI
New York St. Regis Mohawk Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
North Carolina Lumbee Nation 130 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
North Dakota Spirit Lake Tribe 150 FPG 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
North Dakota Standing Rock Sioux 150 FPG 150 FPG
North Dakota Three Affiliated Tribes 31 SMI 31 SMI
North Dakota Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Apache Tribe of Oklahoma 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Cherokee Nation 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Chickasaw Nation 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Choctaw Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Citizen Potawatomi Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Comanche Nation of Oklahoma 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Delaware Nation 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Delaware Tribe of Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Delaware Nation 110 FPG 110 FPG 110 FPG
Oklahoma Kialegee Tribal Town 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma 110 FPG 110 FPG 110 FPG
Oklahoma Kiowa Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Miami Tribe of Oklahoma 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek) Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Osage Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Otoe - Missouria Tribe of Indians 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Seminole Nation of Oklahoma 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Shawnee Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Thlopthlocco Tribal Town 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oklahoma Wichita and Affiliated Tribes 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oklahoma Wyandotte Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oregon Confederated Tribes of Coos_Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oregon Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oregon Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oregon Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Oregon Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians 60 SMI 60 SMI
Oregon Klamath Tribes 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Rhode Island Narragansett Indian Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
South Dakota Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
South Dakota Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
South Dakota Oglala Sioux Tribe 150 FPG 110 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
South Dakota Rosebud Sioux Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
South Dakota Yankton Sioux 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Utah Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Utah Ute Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Hoh Indian Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Kalispel Tribe of Indians 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Lummi Indian Business Council 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Makah Indian Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Muckleshoot Indian Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Nooksack Indian Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Quileute Indian Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Quinault Indian Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Samish Indian Nation 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Small Tribes Organization of Western Washington 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Spokane Tribe 150 FPG 150 FPG
Washington Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port of Madison Reservation 60 SMI 60 SMI
Washington Swinomish Indian Tribal Community 60 SMI 60 SMI
Wyoming Eastern Shoshone Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI
Wyoming Northern Arapaho Tribe 60 SMI 60 SMI



Note: The LIHEAP statute  (Section 2605(b)(2)(b) of Public Law 97- 35) established 150 percent of the poverty guidelines(FPG) as a maximum income level allowed in determining LIHEAP eligibility, except where 60 percent of a state's median income (SMI) is higher. Effective in FY 1995, income eligibility criteria for LIHEAP may not be set lower than 110 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, but priority may be given to households with the highest energy costs or needs in relation to income. The federal government sets the poverty guidelines in February of every year and publishes them in the Federal Register.

Grantees may adopt the year's new guidelines at any time between the date of publication in the Federal Register and the first day of the next fiscal year or by the beginning of the grantee's fiscal year, whichever is later. For LIHEAP, the majority of grantees use the prior year guidelines until the first day of the next fiscal year in order to avoid changing guidelines in the middle of their program year. Most grantees start their new fiscal year October 1; however, a few start theirs July 1 and those grantees, along with several that operate summer cooling programs, adopt the most recent guidelines in June or July.


Tables: As noted above, these income levels are used by most tribes through September 2018.