Special Populations Grant

The Special Populations Grant is partially funded by the Federal Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act. The Michigan Workforce Development Agency provides oversight of the grant administration.


Students must be enrolled in an approved occupational program and meet one of the following requirements:

  • Disability
  • Low Income
  • Non-Traditional: A person who desires to be trained in a career that is not traditionally chosen for his/her gender
  • Single-Parent/Single-Pregnant Woman: A single parent who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and has custody of a minor child or expecting a child as a single parent
  • Displaced Homemaker: A person who is underemployed or unemployed and has difficulty obtaining/upgrading employment due to either having worked primarily without pay to care for a home/family or having been dependent upon the income of a family member but is no longer supported by that income
  • Limited English Proficiency

Available Services Include:

  • Career, academic, and personal counseling
  • Peer mentors
  • Professional academic assistance
  • Peer tutoring
  • Disability services
  • Limited financial assistance

Contact Support Services at 269-965-4150 for more specific information or to schedule an appointment.