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

August 13, 2020Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), I am pleased to invite you and your State’s Perkins V fiscal staff to a Town Hall Webinar: Verifying and Documenting Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Baseline Levels under Perkins V. This Webinar will be held on September 10, 2020, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET. View event details.

As you are aware, the Perkins V statute in section 211(b)(1)(A) requires that for a State to receive its full allotment of funds for any fiscal year, the Secretary must find that the State’s fiscal effort per student, or aggregate expenditures of the State, with respect to career and technical education for the preceding fiscal year was not less than the fiscal effort per student or aggregate expenditures of the State for the second preceding fiscal year. In order for the Secretary to determine whether the State has met this “maintenance of effort” (MOE) requirement, section 211(b)(1)(D) of Perkins V requires each eligible agency to establish its baseline for the first full fiscal year of the Act, beginning on July 1, 2019.

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