Title: Local Annual Grant Application

Acronym: LAGA

Description: Institutions use this application to apply to receive federal Perkins Program Improvement funds. The Perkins Local Annual grant funds provide the eligible subgrantee the opportunity to improve their occupational education programs by supporting program improvement, curriculum development, assessment/evaluation, professional development, and support services to students and staff. Colleges and universities must also acknowledge that the Evaluation Schedule will be updated on November 1 when the Program Inventory is updated. It provides an incremental plan that extends over the five-year period represented in the Michigan State Plan. This plan should serve as a guide to use when developing your annual plan. Each institution is responsible for the annual review and update of their 5-Year Plan/Long Range Plan prior to submitting/uploading the plan into the Local Annual grant application. Each institution’s plan should be aligned with the State Plan. http://www.michigancc.net/perkins/stateplan.pdf. Information and Updates for the 2017-2018 Local Annual Grant Application: The Local Annual Application will be submitted via the Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+) for the 2017-18 grant year. To log in to the MEGS+ application use: https://mdoe.state.mi.us/MEGSPlus/login2.aspx?APPTHEME=MIMDE_MEGSPLUS. Once logged in, select “Quick Search” tab at the top of the page. From the Application/Task drop down title, select “CCS Perkins”, and in the Fiscal Year box, enter 2018. A MEIS account is required before you can access the Local Annual Grant Application. If you do not have a MEIS number, please log in and follow the instructions at: https://cepi.state.mi.us/MEISPublic/. Under the heading, “General Information” – The sections below are new, and have questions that must be completed as part of the application process. o Local Plan – Professional Development o Local Plan – Special Populations o Local Plan – Programs of Study o Local Plan – Accountability Under the heading, “Budget” – Additional information is required when completing a description of activities. A response must include: the cost for each activity, identify the faculty and program, and how many individuals will attend the professional development activity, etc. More detailed is required when describing the activity and requesting Perkins funds. There is a new approval process for submitting modifications and amendments after the application has been approved and grant funds made available. The new process will limit each institution to submit revisions twice per month. Exceptions to this process may be granted on a per institution basis.

Agency: Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development (TED)

Direct Agency: Talent Investment Agency (TIA)/Workforce Development (WD)/Sector Strategies

Local Annual Application 2014-2015+ User Guide (revised 6/14): www.michigancc.net/resource/LAguide2015.pdf Submit Data and Access Instructions (log in required): http://www.michigancc.net/admin

Due Date: Application deadline is Ongoing Grant closeout due no later than August 29

Due Month: Ongoing

Status: Active

Status Date: 2017-07-26