How does my school get Perkins funds?
In order to receive Perkins funds your school district, and/or consortium, or college must signify its intent to participate in this grant by annually completing the “intent-to-participate” form (due mid-February). Then, each eligible recipient must complete a local plan. CCCS will be introducing a new web-based tool in early May, 2008 that will allow recipients to submit their local plan online. By 2009 the intent-to-participate forms will also be accessible online.
What are the Perkins Performance Metrics?
Since the 1998 Perkins Act (Perkins III) data has been required for Federal reporting. State and local performance accountability systems were again included in the 2006 Perkins Act (Perkins IV). The intent of this part of the Act is “to assess the effectiveness of the State and the eligible recipients of the State in achieving statewide progress in career and technical education, and to optimize the return of investment of Federal funds in career and technical education activities” (Section 113, (a), 2006 Perkins Act). The State will negotiate measurement definitions and targets for 8 Secondary CTE core indicators and 6 Postsecondary core indicators.
Perkins Fiscal Year Perkins Performance Definitions
What if I need to revise our Perkin's plan or budget?
For FY2008 Plans: The last date to submit a budget revision request is May 1. A budget revision must be submitted for approval if the local recipient plans to spend 10% of the total allocation amount or $5,000, whichever is smaller, in a manner differently than what was originally budgeted within the Budget Summary category level (Personnel, Equipment, Other) or if the local recipient wishes to purchase Equipment that has not yet been pre-approved. E-mail the Perkins Director all revised budget forms (Budget Summary, Itemized-Basic, Itemized-Reserve, and List of All Planned Purchases) along with an explanation of why you need to change the budget.
CCCS is introducing a new web-based tool in early May, 2008 that will allow recipients to submit their local plan revisions. Beginning with the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 funds the budget revision must be submitted for approval if the local recipient plans to spend 10% of the total allocation amount or $25,000, whichever is smaller, in a manner differently than what was originally budgeted within the Budget Summary category level (Personnel, Equipment, Travel, Other) or if the local recipient wishes to purchase Equipment that has not yet been pre-approved.
What are allowable activities and allowable costs?
Please see Appendix C in the Administrators' Handbook.
What if I need help filling out the forms?
Contact Lorrie Toni at email@example.com or 303-595-1565 .
What is the method used to calculate the Perkins Basic Grant Distribution?
Please click here to access the multi-year plan. Please see Section VI.
What is the correct Federal CFDA number for the Carl Perkins Grant?
What is the state five-year plan and how is it useful to me?
The State plan and summary document are important resources that indicate Colorado’s Perkins implementation strategies, goals, and planned visions for Career and Technical Education in Colorado. The state plan was formulated and reviewed through a two-year collaborative process involving educational leaders, state agencies, and economic development partners from across the State. This plan was also approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
Five-year trend data - Click here to go to the Trend Data website (reports page)
VE-135 and VE-130 Data Reporting
Click here to go to the VE-135 students & VE-130 teachers page.