Lansing Community College


Lansing Community College seeks to apply Carl D. Perkins V funds to improve student performance in Career and Technical Education providing a well-educated and skilled workforce for our region. Funding will support student support systems, equipment, and resources for curriculum improvement. To this end, the College will work to achieve an efficient and purposeful process to meet performance compliance requirements. Participating divisions, programs, and individuals will work collaboratively and responsively to support the College in this vital and essential improvement effort.

Who is eligible to apply for Perkins Funding?

LCC academic programs designated by the State of Michigan as State-approved Occupational Programs are eligible to apply for Perkins funding for instructional equipment and projects, as well as professional development and training. Perkins funding is also used to support special population students enrolled in occupational programs through tuition grants, and other support services. 

How do I know if my program is a State-approved Occupational Program?

You can confirm your program is a State-approved Occupational Program and eligible to receive Perkins V funding by contacting your Perkins Steering Committee Representative, Penny Tucker, or Tricia McKay. 

What can Perkins funding be used for?

The purpose of Perkins V funding is to develop, coordinate, implement, and improve Career and Technical Education in Occupational Programs. Funding requests should meet the needs identified in LCC’s Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment, assist with improving and strengthening the Core Performance Indicators, and be used when other funding sources are not available.

Perkins funding may be used for:

  • Academic Integration
  • Administration
  • Career Guidance, Counseling, and Placement
  • Economic Development and Customized Training
  • Instruction, Career and Tech Education, Special Populations
  • Instructional equipment
  • Instructional Supervision and Support, Special Populations
  • Professional Development
  • Program Planning and Development
  • Pupil Support Services, Special Populations (eligible for all occupational programs, not just state-approved occupational programs.)
  • Secondary Linkages – Tech Prep
  • Worksite Instruction

For additional information, view the Michigan’s Department of Education, 2022-2023 Perkins V Use of Funds Guide. (Cited from the State of Michigan, Department of Education, Perkins V website

What should my program consider before applying for Perkins funding?

Before applying for Perkins V funding, programs should consider the following questions: 

  • Does the activity address a core performance indicator that is deficient?
  • Is the activity new or does it improve or expand an existing program?
  • Does this activity support the development of a new or existing program of study/pathway?
  • Are there data to support the identified need for the proposed activity, and can the impact of Perkins V funding be measured?
  • Does this activity address “Required Uses” of Perkins V funds (Perkins Act, Section 135)?
  • How long has Perkins V funded the activity?
  • Was the activity funded during the previous year by non-Perkins funds?
  • Is the activity required by federal, state, or local law?
Who do I contact if I have questions about Perkins V?

If you have questions about Perkins V, the application process, or completing reports, review the Perkins V Grant Guidebook, or contact Tricia McKay or Penny Tucker. You can also contact your Division Perkins Steering Committee representative, Associate Dean/Program Director, and Dean.  They are willing and able to assist you with questions, needs, and concerns. 




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