The Perkins Act was reauthorized by Congress in August 2006. The new Act required each state to create a state plan that explains how the state will direct and use Perkins funding. CCCS created the CTE Strategic Planning Work Group that was tasked with creating a new vision for CTE in Colorado and developing the strategies to implement the Perkins Act. This group was made up of CTE educators and administrators as well as state agencies, economic development professionals and business and industry professionals. The new vision is captured in Colorado’s Perkins Multi-Year Plan and in this powerpoint presentation used during the required public hearings.
All public institutions of education and higher education can participate in the Perkins Grant. Be sure to closely read the Administrators Handbook to learn how to become a participant and the requirements of participation. There are very specific requirements that each Perkins Grant recipient must follow to receive funding including completing a Local Plan, collecting and filing CTE program data with CCCS, and completing reimbursement vouchers to receive the grant funding. CCCS is required by federal law to monitor Perkins programs and has recently created new monitoring processes.
Browse these pages on Perkins Administration to learn more about this grant and about the new vision for Colorado’s CTE.