Project Title: CARL D. PERKINS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION BASIC GRANT
CFDA Code: 84.048A
Funding Period: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Each local education agency is allocated funds based on a formula prescribed by the Act. Eligible recipients may submit a local plan as an individual applicant or as a member of a consortium. To apply as an individual applicant, secondary school districts must have a minimum allocation of $15,000. A consortium must consist of two or more secondary school districts that have a combined allocation that exceeds $15,000.
Purpose of Grant
“The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 is to develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary students and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs by:
1. building on the efforts of states and localities to develop challenging academic standards and technical standards and to assist students in meeting such standards, including preparation for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions;
2. promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary and postsecondary education for participating career and technical education students;
3. increasing State and local flexibility in providing services and activities designed to develop, implement, and improve career and technical education;
4. conducting and disseminating national research and providing information on best practices that improve career and technical education programs, services and activities;
5. providing technical assistance that-
- promotes leadership, initial preparation, and professional development at the State and local levels; and
- improves the quality of career and technical education teachers, faculty, administrators, and counselors;
6. supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area career and technical education schools, local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries; and
7. providing individuals with opportunities throughout their lifetimes to develop, in conjunction with other education and training programs, the knowledge and skills needed to keep the United States competitive. ’’
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, PL 109-270, Title I, Section 2
A summary and the full text of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (PL 109-270) can be accessed by clicking here.
The full text of the Iowa's State Plan may be viewed on the Department’s website by clicking here.
Requirements for Career and Technical Education Programs of Study
Please refer to the Program of Study Guidance attachment for complete descriptions of the requirements of programs of study and technical skill assessment. All recipients of Perkins funds, including each member district of a consortium that provides CTE programs for grades 9-12, must provide evidence that a minimum of one complete CTE program of study has been implemented. Additionally, all districts offering CTE programs must report their progress toward the goal of having programs of study developed and implemented in 75% of the CTE programs offered. This progress reporting is completed through the Secondary CTE Reporting Application.
It is the policy of the Iowa Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, please contact the legal counsel for the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, telephone number: 515-281-5295, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, telephone number: 312-730-1560, FAX number: 312-730-1576, TDD number: 877-521-2172, email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.