Instructional Funding Sources

IELM Block Grant

Physical Plant and Instructional Support Guidelines FY 2017-18 (Block Grant or IELM) funds (refer to pages 35-37).  This funding is for Instructional Equipment, Library Materials, and technology.  Non-instructional (administrative) equipment and supplies are not allowed.

Below are the project grant numbers associated with this funding along with the state expenditure deadlines:

N/A FY 2018-2019 Instructional Equipment/Library Materials No Allocation
N/A FY 2019-2020 Instructional Equipment/Library Materials No Allocation
Project ID: FY 2020-2021 Instructional Equipment/Library Materials Must be encumbered by June 30, 2023


Instructional departments and/or disciplines that would like to request usage of lottery funds must complete the following steps:

  • Verify and review the request expenditure is an allowable expense
  • Identify and review approved subsidiary account for expenditure item(s)
  • Request approval from your Department Chair and Instructional Dean
  • If approved, email the Vice President of Instruction with supporting documentation of expenditure request with total cost
  • After review, the Vice President of Instruction will provide an approval or denial. If approved, an appropriate account string will be provided. Please note all lottery expenditure requests are subject to final review by the Fiscal Department.

Additional Information Related to Lottery Funds:

The following are examples of approved instructional expenditures per the guidelines:

  • Software
  • Books, Magazines, and Periodicals
  • Subscriptions
  • Textbooks
  • Instructional Materials Printing
  • Instructional Supplies (including library media and audio visual)
  • Software Licensing Fees
  • Laptops and hotspots for students and faculty as learning resources
  • Student basic needs including housing and food assistance
  • Lesson plans and databases

Please note: Restricted Lottery expenses must have supporting documentation to show the payment for the activity is supported by the curriculum or the instructional experience.  If the instructor lists materials as part of the instructional experience in the syllabus, it could be justifiable.


  • Perkin’s funds are to be used for program improvement of vocational programs. The funds cannot supplant.
  • Incorporates secondary education and postsecondary education elements;
  • Includes coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses that align secondary to postsecondary education;
  • May include an opportunity for secondary education students to gain post-secondary education credits through dual or concurrent enrollment programs or other means; and
  • Leads to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level or an associate or baccalaureate degree.
  • Has a data component
  • A few things we cannot purchase with Perkins funding: awards and memorabilia, contributions and donations, general advertising, maintenance, supplies and repairs.
  • Generally, we are making these decisions in February-March.

Strong Workforce

  • SWP funds are to be used for MORE AND BETTER CTE. The funds cannot supplant.
  • SWP funds are less restrictive than Perkins funding.
  • SWP funding criteria are grouped into seven areas targeting student success, career pathways, workforce data and outcomes, curriculum, CTE faculty, regional coordination and funding.
  • Focuses on data-driven outcomes rather than activities.
  • We have to look at supply and demand to fund a program. Cannot fund a program with an oversupply of certificates/degrees.
  • We have in the past had set-asides for curriculum development, marketing and professional development.
  • Generally, we are making these decisions in December-February.