Career-Connected High Schools

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards - Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program

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Click here to access the Application Instructions for FY23 PIM Grant Awards

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Click here to access CCHS Frequently Asked Questions

Career Z Challenge: Meet the Semi-Finalists!

During Phase 2 of the Challenge, semi-finalists are creating and/or enhancing high-quality, WBL opportunities in CTE programs through the expansion of their WBL ecosystems.

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Peer Review Opportunities

Become a peer reviewer with the Department of Education! The Department is interested in including diverse perspectives in the peer review process, particularly from those who have lived experiences that align with the Department's programs. If this sounds like you, please consider applying to be a peer reviewer!

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Statutory Requirements, Procedures, and Submission Instructions for FY24 Perkins V State Plans

Statutory requirements, procedures, and instructions for each eligible agency to receive its FY24 grant award under Perkins V.

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Notes from the Division

August 15, 2023

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the U. S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), I am pleased to announce the posting this morning of a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2023 for the Perkins Innovation and Modernization (PIM) Grant Program for Career-Connected High Schools. Through this competition, the Department seeks to award just over $24 million in grant funds for projects that will build capacity among secondary education, postsecondary education, and workforce development systems to expand access to career-connected high school programs for more students. As described in the NIA, career-connected high schools are those that offer systematic postsecondary counseling and career advising, dual or concurrent enrollment, work-based learning, and programs that offer opportunities to earn an industry-recognized credential.

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