Funding Opportunities

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Each year under Perkins V, Congress appropriates roughly $1.2 billion in State formula grants and over $30 million in competitive discretionary grants specified in the law for the improvement of career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation. Of the $30 million mentioned above, approximately:

  • $1.4 million fund the Innovation and Modernization Program (Perkins I&M) to support grants to eligible entities, eligible institutions, and eligible recipients to identify, support, and rigorously evaluate evidence-based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize CTE and ensure workforce skills taught in CTE programs funded under the Perkins statute align with labor market needs.
  • $16 million fund the Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP) to federally-recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaskan Native entities, and eligible Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-funded schools to provide CTE programs for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives; approximately $3.2 million fund the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP) to community-based organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians to plan, conduct, and administer CTE programs for Native Hawaiian students; and approximately.
  • $10 million fund the Tribally-Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program (TCPCTIP) to Tribally-Controlled postsecondary career and technical institutions that do not receive assistance under the Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act or the Navajo Community College Act to provide basic support for the education and training of Indian students.

In addition, the Department occasionally uses National Activity funds to award grants for specialized purposes.

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OCTAE CONTACT

Robin Utz
Robin.Utz@ed.gov
(202) 245-7767