Low-income college students in Michigan enrolled in career or technical education programs are eligible to receive food assistance benefits through a new State of Michigan initiative announced in early May. College students will now be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if they meet income and other program requirements and are enrolled at least half-time in an occupational program that leads to employment under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the Twenty-First Century Act of 2018 known as Perkins V.

Students interested in applying for food assistance can go to michigan.gov/MIBridges. Verification of enrollment in a Perkins program must be provided by the student or may be requested from the postsecondary institution. Learn more about the Perkins Postsecondary CTE Program at michigan.gov/LEO-Perkins.