Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant Overview

What is the Perkins Grant?

The Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant Program at Hill College is a federally-funded program that provides community colleges with resources to develop and maintain programs that serve faculty, staff and students in technical and vocational education departments. The grant contains benchmarks that measure the effectiveness of all programs; however, the specificity at each college can vary widely. At Hill College, Perkins Basic Grant funds are used to fund positions and materials which seek to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. To build and sustain high-quality Applied Science program offerings
  2. To facilitate partnerships with community and business organizations to further the economic development of our service region
  3. To offer interactive and engaging recruitment presentations and activities for prospective and current students in the college's county service area
  4. To maintain an active remediation program to retain students in Applied Science courses and programs
  5. To improve licensure pass rates in all applicable Applied Science programs
  6. To assist Applied Science students with job placement
  7. To supply financial assistance to students who demonstrate need.


Perkins Grant Assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to students enrolled in career and technical (vocational) programs who fall into a Special Populations category. Assistance is available to help defray the cost of childcare and transportation. To find out more about financial assistance click here.



Help Is on the Way!

Not all students arrive on campus with the academic and study skills that they need to be successful in their college courses. Each semester, workshops will be offered to help students build skills in a number of personal and educational areas. These one-hour workshops are scheduled on varying dates and at varying times, in order to accommodate students’ work and school schedules.


Hill College realizes not all prospective students initially have the information and understanding they need to make decisions about enrolling in college. To assist these prospective students with career and educational choices, the college provides informational presentations to the community.

College staff work with public schools, prisons, community organizations, and other groups to prepare prospective students to make informed choices about their educational futures, including assistance in such areas as financial aid, academic deficiencies, and disability services.

Advising and Success Center

Johnson County Campus: 817.760.5650
Hill County Campus: 254.659.7650

Burleson Higher Education Center: 817.295.7392


Hill College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The College District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in the administration of its educational programs, activities, or employment policies. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of College District policy and is prohibited. Reports of discrimination may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title XI coordinator.

Additionally, Hill College is committed to compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance as well as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, which issued regulations implementing title VI in 1965. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance, which issued regulations implementing Title IX in 1975. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on handicap in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance, with the department issuing regulations implementing Section 504 in 1977. These civil rights statues apply to all vocational education programs.