Temple College receives funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Carl D. Perkins Act known as the Perkins Basic Grant. A portion of these funds are set aside to assist students in Temple College Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with childcare, textbooks, specific CTE equipment, or travel reimbursement.


Do I qualify?

These programs were created to target those students that fall into the special circumstances outlined on the application. You may be eligible for Perkins funds if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults. The following guidelines are used to determine whether an individual is economically disadvantaged:
    • annual income at or below the federal poverty line
    • eligibility for Aid to Families with Dependent Children or other public assistance programs (includes WIC program participants)
    • receipt of a Pell Grant or comparable state program of need-based financial assistance
    • participation or eligible for JTPA programs included under Title II
    • eligible for benefits under the Food Stamp Act of 1977 or the Health and Humans Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines
  • Individuals preparing for nontraditional fields
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Out-of-workforce individuals
  • Homeless individuals
  • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
  • Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty
  • Individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency

Any questions can be sent to Dr. Lesley Keeling-Olson, Director of Perkins Grants.