Perkins State Plan Approvals

U.S. Secretary of Education has begun the process to approve Perkins V State plans.
Read the Department’s press releases announcing the states receiving approval of their Perkins V State plans.

Visit the State Profiles to access the Department approval letters and Perkins V State plans.

Data Quality Institute Virtual Series

The eight session virtual series, Operationalizing Perkins V while Coping with COVID-19, will be held between August and November 2020, and will focus on key CTE topics states are currently addressing.

Visit the Data Quality Institute page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Education has issued notices inviting the Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program and the Education Stabilization Fund-Reimagine Workforce Preparation (ESF-RWP) Grants Program.

Visit the Funding Opportunities page for more information.

COVID-19 Information

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) is taking steps to provide information to States and local career and technical education programs on the national COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

For updates on COVID-19 as they pertain to Perkins-funded programs, please visit:

Notes from the Director

September 29, 2020Dear Colleagues:

Below please find a link to a Notice of Proposed Priorities (NPP) for the Innovation and Modernization (I&M) Grant Program under section 114(e) of the Perkins V Act. As you will recall, the purpose of the I& M Grant Program 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 Perkins Act align with labor market needs. The program’s first competition for new awards occurred during 2019 and resulted in nine grant awards. In this NPP, the Department is proposing priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria in anticipation of future grant competitions.\

Please note that comments are due on or before October 26, 2020.

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