Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006
Perkins federal funds are used to improve career and technical education programs designed to prepare students to work in high skill, high wage, high demand careers. Eligible agencies are those that meet federal requirements for program size, scope and quality.
Features of Perkins IV Applications
- Shortened Application
Emphasis is on providing needed amendments and connecting Major Efforts directly with improvement of performance areas not meeting state targets. Plans for Performance Improvement must now include detail on subpopulations not achieving indicator target levels.
- Perkins Report Card Format and Location
Report cards now include the new indicators and additional detail on special populations. Perkins indicator report cards for districts and BOCES are found only on this page. Data has been compiled from the Student Information Repository System (SIRS), reported by the home school of all CTE students.
- Process for First-time Applicants
Those applying for the first time must call to receive a special application package. Submission of an intent to file letter must be sent to SED in advance of application submission. The district's prior fiscal agent of Perkins funds should be copied in on this letter of intent to file so that appropriate adjustments can be made to consortium fiscal plans. Please call the CTE team at 518-486-1547 to receive the required multi-year plan and application package. This full application gathers information in a very structured-response format, so applicants can best begin by drafting concise descriptions of long- and short-term program activities as outlined in Sections 134 and 135 (a) (b) (d) of the Perkins IV legislation.