LMI/LSA Guidelines


LSA Information

One question we field often is what is a Labor Surplus Area (LSA).  In short it is a list maintained by the US Department of Labor to identify areas where the DOL has identified that significant employment increases are needed to support the workforce. The primary drivers are population size and unemployment levels.  Please follow the link below to get the most current version of the LSA list and a a more complete definition of what an LSA is and specifics of how it is defined.

DOL Labor Surplus Information

LMI Information

At SCEDD, we keep up on things like Low to Moderate Income(LMI) lists for the entire state of Colorado.  We have had several people ask what the current LMI guidelines are, and thought it would be a great idea to post these to the website, not only for our counties but for the whole state.  These are the guidelines we look at for Low to Moderate income programs in the state:

2016 LMI Colorado

While we at the Business Lending Center work in the whole state, we value our partnership with SCEDD and their member counties.  As a benefit for the member counties, we have broken your information out of the chart as follows:

Effective March 28, 2016

 

MAXIMUM INCOMES FOR “LOW-INCOME” AND “MODERATE-INCOME” HOUSEHOLDS — in current (2016) dollars

(–to be used only for CDBG projects funded under the 1988 and subsequent CDBG Program Guidelines)

 

Low Income” is defined as being 50% of area median income.  “Moderate Income” is defined as being 80% of area median income.

Persons whose current household incomes do not exceed these maximum income limits are considered to be low and moderate income (LMI) persons in the CDBG program.  CDBG grantees and applicants whose projects involve the individual selection and qualification of beneficiaries based on their current incomes (as is the case in housing rehabilitation,  job creation and other “direct benefit” projects) must use these income limits in determining whether beneficiaries are LMI persons.  CDBG grantees and applicants using Department-approved surveys to obtain information on the current incomes of project beneficiaries must use these income limits to estimate the LMI benefit of project activities.

Household Size
COUNTY Type of Household 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
BACA COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
BENT COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
CHAFFEE COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
34300
21450
39200
24500
44100
27550
48950
30600
52900
33050
56800
35500
60700
37950
64650
40400
CROWLEY COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
CUSTER COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
FREMONT COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
HUERFANO COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
KIOWA COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
LAKE COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
OTERO COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
PROWERS COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600
PUEBLO COUNTY Moderate Income
Low Income
33600
21000
38400
24000
43200
27000
48000
30000
51850
32400
55700
34800
59550
37200
63400
39600