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Criteria for high risk areas
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 8-A
§ 465-d. Criteria for high risk areas. In selecting those areas which
would be determined to be high risk and therefore eligible for a grant,
the commissioner may consider factors including, but not limited to:

1. fifty percent or more of those potentially eligible are not
participating in the food stamp program or where a significant number of
the population potentially eligible, particularly the working poor and
the elderly, are not participating;

2. twenty-five percent or more of children are eligible for free or
reduced price meals within the school lunch program;

3. infant mortality or morbidity rates;

4. economic indicators including, but not limited to, the unemployment
rate, prevailing wages, and recent loss of job base;

5. high concentration of at risk populations; and

6. unavailability of food assistance programs in the area because of
lack of provider participation or knowledge about the existence of such