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

July 1, 2020Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year! We are pleased to let you know that earlier today, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, our office issued each State’s first installment of the Title I funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 pursuant to 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).

At that time, we also made each State's Grant Award Notification (GAN) document electronically available at under the Grant Maintenance/Award Documents menu selection. If you had or continue to have any issues in accessing G5 or your GAN document, please call the G5 Help Desk at 888-336-8930.

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