The Federal Perkins Grant provides formula allocations for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to more fully develop the academic, technical, and employability skills of secondary education students who elect to enroll in a CTE program. LEA's must demonstrate that they are fulfilling requirements for uses of funds with the Perkins Grant award and other funds. This video series provides resources to support LEAs with completing their Perkins local application of funds.
Perkins V State Plan
On July 31, 2018, the president signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) into Law. Perkins V includes key changes that will impact the implementation of CTE programs, such as an added emphasis on programs of study, the addition of a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment, and the introduction of new program quality indicators. The Texas Perkins V four-year state plan, covering all of the requirements of the Act, will be submitted to the US Department of Education upon approval by the Governor and State Board of Education in spring 2020.
The full plan can be viewed here: Perkins V State Plan Document (PDF)
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The transition from self-reported data to an autocoded course completion system reported in PEIMS is effective for the 2020-2021 school year. The Perkins V Indicator report is generated from this data set to measure the performance of CTE programs in Texas at the local and state levels. The following resources will provide local education agencies (LEA) and stakeholders with information on the new autocode system. LEAs interested in developing a local version of the CTE autocode system can access the technical documents at https://www.texasstudentdatasystem.org/tsds/education-data-warehouse/peims-calculations-tech-tips under CTE auto calculation.