The purpose of the Perkins Innovation and Modernization Program (Perkins I&M) is to identify, support, and rigorously evaluate evidence-based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize CTE, and to ensure workforce skills taught in CTE programs funded under 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 or the Act), align with labor market needs. Perkins I&M is authorized by amendments to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act that were enacted in 2018 by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. 115-224).
The program's first competition for new awards occurred during 2019 and resulted in nine grant awards totaling $1,486,200; grantees launched their projects on October 1, 2019. Funding for Year 2 totaled $1,486,236 and began October 1, 2020. Funding for Year 3 totaled $1,434,528 and began October 1, 2021. Three of the nine grantees completed their projects September 30, 2022. Six grantees requested no-cost time extensions to complete their project by September 30, 2023.
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Daphnne L. Bonaparte