The purpose of the Perkins Innovation and Modernization Program (Perkins I&M) is to identify, support, and rigorously evaluate evidence-based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize CTE, and to ensure workforce skills taught in CTE programs funded under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V or the Act), align with labor market needs. Perkins I&M is authorized by amendments to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act that were enacted in 2018 by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. 115-224).
The program's first competition for new awards occurred during 2019 and resulted in nine grant awards totaling $1,484,200. Funding for Year 2 totaled $1,486,236 and began October 1, 2020. Funding for Year 3 totaled $1,434,528 and began October 1, 2021. Click on the tab below to view the list of Perkins I&M grant recipients and their project details.
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