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.

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

April 28, 2020Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share "U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Report to Congress on Recommended Waiver Authority under Section 3511(d)(4) of Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("Cares Act"). Included in this report are three waivers to provide flexibilities to States as they implement Perkins-funded career and technical education programs. The waivers pertain to:
(1) the period of availability of State formula funds;
(2) unexpended funds of eligible recipients; and
(3) professional development.

The full report is available at the following link: The report is also available on the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) on the COVID-19 Information page:

Congress will now deliberate on these waivers and take action accordingly. We will pass along information as it becomes available and, should the waivers be granted, we will establish a quick and efficient process for States to seek the waivers they need.

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