Perkins Grant

Purpose and Requirements of Perkins Funding

The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 is to improve the quality of Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs. Annual Perkins Grant funds received by CCC are used for the following activities as required by the act:

  1. strengthen the academic, occupational and technical skills of students
  2. provide students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry, including partnerships/collaboration with local industry representatives
  3. develop, improve or expand the use of technology in CTE
  4. provide professional development programs to instructors, counselors and administrators
  5. develop and implement evaluations of CTE programs
  6. initiate, improve, expand and modernize quality CTE programs
  7. provide services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope and quality to be effective
  8. link secondary and post-secondary career and technical education including Perkins and Programs initiatives and articulation agreements to include credits.

Reporting Requirements

To receive Perkins Grant funding, Coconino Community College is required to submit an extensive grant application as well as regular fiscal and program reports to ensure compliance with federal and state law. In addition, CCC must report if the program meets the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels in the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR).

Performance Measures

Coconino Community College is required to submit its annual performance regarding the Perkins Performance Measures via the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR). A definition of the individual performance measures can be found at:


 Definition of CAR IV Performance Measures


A copy of Coconino Community College's most recent CAR Reports can be found at:



If a college does not meet at least 90% of the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels, an Improvement Plan has to be submitted for the next grant year. CCC currently has a performance improvement plan in place as a result of not meeting at least 90% of the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels for 2014-2015.