Native American Career and
Technical Education Program

Each year under the Perkins statute, Congress authorizes roughly $14.1 million annually under 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 career and technical education programs for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.


Federal Register Notice
(PDF, 264 KB)

NACTEP Fact Sheet
(PDF, 240 KB)


Edward Smith
(202) 245-7602

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