Federal Carl D. Perkins Act

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COM has been awarded the federal Carl D. Perkins Grant, and this grant can help COM career and technical education students pay for daycare expenses as funds are available.

Do you need child care assistance?

This grant is mainly for full-time career and technical education students who are in financial need and enrolled in specific certificate and degree programs. There is some assistance for daycare costs for part-time career and technical education students.


To qualify, students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

• Have a completed FAFSA and be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.
• Be enrolled in a career and technical certificate or degree program with an active degree plan. 
• Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours on campus (face-to-face classes). Developmental courses are ineligible. 
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
• If eligible, the Carl D. Perkins Grant provides, up to $125 a week per child, at any licensed childcare provider.

***Award on a first-come, first-serve basis. ***

In order to be eligible for grant assistance, you must fit into one of the six categories listed below:

  1. A student with a disability
  2. A student from an economically disadvantaged family including foster children
  3. A student who has limited English proficiency
  4. A single parent (including single, pregnant women)
  5. A male or female student that is enrolled in an occupational program that is considered non-traditional for their gender
  6. A displaced homemaker

Apply for Daycare Assistance

Apply for Carl D. Perkins Grant

Eligibile Certificate and Degree Programs

Workforce Education Certificates

2D/3D Modeling
Accounting Professional Bookkeeper Certificate
Administrative Support*
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
Barbering Certificate
Basic Peace Officer Academy
CAD Drafting
Child Care Administration*
Child Development Associate Caregiver*
Cosmetology High School Operator
Cosmetology Instructor
Cosmetology Operator
Cybersecurity Certificate
Emergency Management, Entry Level
Emergency Management, Advanced
Entrepreneurship (was Small Business)
Esthetic Specialty
Executive Assistant (was Intermediate Admin Support)*
Fire Academy
Fire Officer
Graphic Design
Industrial Drafting  
Medical Administrative Support*
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding
Occupational Safety and Health Technology
Pharmacy Technician
Professional Bookkeeper
Programming (was Computer Information Systems)
Vocational Nursing
Web Design
Welding-Entry Level
Welding-Advanced Level

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Business Administration with Emphasis in Accounting
Business Administration with Emphasis in Entrepreneurship 
Business Administration with Emphasis in Management
Business Administration with Emphasis in Marketing
Business Administration with Emphasis in Office Management*
Cosmetology Instructor
Criminal Justice
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Technology
Graphic Design/Web Design
Health Information Management
LVN to RN Transition
Medical Assisting
Nursing (ADN)
Occupational Safety and Health Technology
Petrochemical Process Technology
Pharmacy Technician


Carmen Franco
Financial Aid Generalist
Student Financial Services and Veteran's Affairs
Location: Doyle Family Admin. Building, Suite 112

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