Perkins Grant

Purpose and Requirements of Perkins Funding

The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 is the support of career & technical (occupational) programs by providing annual grant funds which EAC is required to use for the following:

  • Strengthen the academic, occupational and technical skills of students

  • Provide students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry, including partnerships/collaboration with local industry representatives

  • Develop, improve or expand the use of technology in career and technical education

  • Provide professional development programs to instructors, counselors and administrators

  • Develop and implement evaluations of career & technical education programs

  • Initiate, improve, expand and modernize quality career & technical education programs

  • Provide services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope and quality to be effective

  • Link secondary and postsecondary career and technical education including Tech Prep initiatives and articulation agreements to include credits.


Grant Funded Programs

Allied Health - Nursing Assistant

Automotive Service Technology

Computer Design & Drafting Tech



Media Communications


Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Welding Technology


Programs of Study

With funding made available through the Carl Perkins IV Grant, the Eastern Arizona Programs of Study Consortium is able to adopt one or more Career and Technical Education Programs as a Program of Study. The Consortium is comprised of Eastern Arizona College, Gila Institute For Technology (GIFT), and local high schools.

A Program of Study is a guide for high schools, high school students, and parents outlining high school-to college academic and career education coursework for various Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs funded.

The Perkins Grant currently funds the following Programs of Study:

Automotive - Automotive Technician (Cert), Automotive Service Technology (AAS)

Computer Assisted Design and Drafting - CADD Technology Level I (Cert), CADD Technology (AAS)

Cosmetology - Cosmetology (Cert), Cosmetology (AAS)

Nursing - Nursing Assistant (Cert), Nursing (AAS)

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - Personal Trainer (Cert), Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapies (Cert), Sports Studies (AA)



Reporting Requirements

To receive Perkins grant funding Eastern Arizona 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, EAC has to report if the program meets the annually adjusted Performance Measure Levels (CAR Report).


Reporting timelines:

2011-2012 Postsecondary Perkins Reporting Timeline

2012-2013 Postsecondary Perkins Reporting Timeline

2013-2014 Postsecondary Perkins Reporting Timeline

2014-2015 Postsecondary Perkins Reporting Timeline

2015-2016 Postsecondary Perkins Reporting Timeline

2016-2017 Postsecondary Perkins Reporting Timeline


Performance Measures

Eastern Arizona College is required to submit its annual performance regarding the Perkins Performance Measures via the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR Report).


Definitions of the individual performance measures:

Definition of CAR IV Performance Measures (April 2010 - Present)


Copies of Eastern Arizona College's CAR Reports:

CAR III & IV Reports 2011-2012

CAR III & IV Reports 2012-2013

CAR III & IV Reports 2013-2014

CAR III & IV Reports 2014-2015

CAR III & IV Reports 2015-2016


Most recent Improvement Plan:

In case 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.

Levels of Performance - 2008-2009 (not met)

Performance Levels and Improvement Plan - 2009-2010

Level of Performance - 2009-Present (met)


For questions regarding this program please contact:

Janice Lawhorn, Ph.D.
Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
Eastern Arizona College
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher, Arizona, 85552-0769

Phone: (928) 428-8509
Toll Free: 800-678-3808 ext. 8509