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Discretionary Grant Programs

Perkins IV authorizes three discretionary grant programs for the administration and improvement of career and technical education for Native Americans. Each year, Congress appropriates roughly $25 million dollars for these programs.

In this section:

Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)
Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP)
Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program (TCPCTIP)

Discretionary Grants Administration

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education has prepared a training course to provide technical assistance for discretionary grant administration.

Please review the Discretionary Grants Administration video. If you have questions, submit them to OCTAE by December 12, 2014 at

OCTAE's response to your questions will be posted to the PCRN by January 9, 2015. If needed, OCTAE will host a teleconference for grantees to clarify responses.

Related Resources

The training modules below provide an overview of requirements and responsibilities for administering your grant, introduce cash management principles and policies for grant recipients, and discuss the five standards of internal controls.

Additional Information: