April 28, 2020
I am pleased to share "U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Report to Congress on Recommended Waiver Authority under Section 3511(d)(4) of Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("Cares Act"). Included in this report are three waivers to provide flexibilities to States as they implement Perkins-funded career and technical education programs. The waivers pertain to:
(1) the period of availability of State formula funds;
(2) unexpended funds of eligible recipients; and
(3) professional development.
The full report is available at the following link: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/coronavirus/cares-waiver-report.pdf. The report is also available on the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) on the COVID-19 Information page: https://cte.ed.gov/grants/covid-19-information.
Congress will now deliberate on these waivers and take action accordingly. We will pass along information as it becomes available and, should the waivers be granted, we will establish a quick and efficient process for States to seek the waivers they need.
Sharon Lee Miller
Director, Division of Academic and Technical Education