High Poverty Area [Education] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 6177 [Title 20. Education; Chapter 69. School-To-Work Opportunities (See 20 USCS § 6251.); Federal Implementation Grants to Local Partnerships], the term high poverty area means “an urban census tract, a contiguous group of urban census tracts, a block number area in a nonmetropolitan county, a contiguous group of block number areas in a nonmetropolitan county, or an Indian reservation (as defined in section 403(9) of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (25 U.S.C. 3202(9))), with a poverty rate of 20 percent or more among individuals who have not attained the age of 22, as determined by the Bureau of the Census.”