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: https://cte.ed.gov/grants/covid-19-information.

Notes from the Director

July 20, 2020Dear Colleagues,

With Perkins V plans approved, many states now have questions on how to operationalize the plans, particularly with the impacts that COVID-19 poses. To help states navigate through these questions, the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), which is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, has converted its annual Data Quality Institute (DQI) to a series of virtual meetings to be held between August and November 2020.

The 2020 DQI virtual series—Operationalizing Perkins V while Coping with COVID-19—will focus on key CTE topics states are currently addressing (download schedule/topics).

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