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Perkins funds are available for the purpose of assisting local educational agencies and community colleges in the development of academic and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

Carl D. Perkins CTE Act of 2006 (Perkins IV)

Perkins IV Act

Perkins IV - a PowerPoint Overview
Perkins IV Overview

Perkins IV Transition Plan
Perkins Transition Plan

State Plan

Perkins IV - Five Year State Plan

2011 Perkins State Plan Revision

2012 Perkins State Plan Revision

2013 Perkins State Plan Revision

Grant Contact Resources

Iowa Perkins State Guide FY 16

Fall 2015 Statewide Perkins Grant Contacts Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Presentation Slides
Accounting for Perkins Consortia

Fall 2014 Statewide Perkins Grant Contacts Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Presentation Slides
CTE Secondary Reporting System Process Flow

Fall 2012 Contacts Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Presentation Slides
Discussion Examples - Are these purchases acceptable?
Perkins Expenditure Summary Example (for grant claims)

Helpful Links

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV)

Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN)

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars
Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (effective 12/26/13)
A-21 (primarily for postsecondary)
A-87 (primarily for secondary)

Student Reporting in Iowa (formerly EASIER)

Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education

State Perkins Accountability Congress (SPAC)

Perkins Basic Grant

The Perkins Continuation Application is submitted to the Department of Education through an online grant application system, The application aligns with the Carl D. Perkins Technical Education Act of 2006, and is part of the state of Iowa's Perkins IV Five-Year State Plan (2009-2013), which was approved by the State Board of Education on April 3, 2008. Due to continuing resolution, this State Plan, including any annual modifications, will remain in effect until the Perkins Act is reauthorized.

Each eligible grant recipient is allotted funds based on a formula prescribed by the Act and Iowa's State Plan. A document containing the final allocations is attached to the online Perkins Continuation application. - Grantee Instructions for Registering

Perkins Claims Submission Process

Perkins Budget Adjustment Request Process

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Performance Indicators

Annually, each program will receive a summary of performance indicators from the previous fiscal year. Performance indicators reflect local program performance as compared to federally negotiated levels for student and program performance. Performance indicators should be utilized in assessing program improvement needs. Grant recipients should analyze how the grant funds can address areas in need of improvement.

Secondary Indicators Reference

Postsecondary Indicators Reference

Perkins-Funded Equipment Guidelines

Perkins Equipment Guidelines

Perkins Equipment Disposition Form

Perkins-funded Equipment Inventory Template

Perkins Monitoring Guide

PY13 Perkins Monitoring Guide

CTSO Grant

FY15 Support for CTSOs Grant Application: Guidance for Submission

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Corrections Grant

The Perkins Corrections Application is submitted to the Department of Education through an online grant application system,

Funds reserved for this initiative are allocated between the two sectors as described in Iowa’s Perkins IV Five Year State Plan for FY 2008-2013. Section III.A.4 states funds will be allocated based upon each eligible correctional institution’s relative portion of contact hours for students in career and technical programs. In accordance with this guidance, the capacity of each sector is based on the number of potential contact hours individuals in their respective institutions may participate in career and technical education programs and/or services.

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Non-Traditional Students Support Grant

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Reserve Fund Grant

FY 12 Perkins Reserve Fund Grant: Strengthening CTE Programs of Study (POS)

This year's Perkins Reserve Fund Grant/FY12 will integrate statewide career cluster program management committees into the Program of Study process to develop State of Iowa Program of Study cluster models that will include the following:

  • Establish/Strengthen Statewide Program Management Committees for each Cluster area (Federal 16 Career Clusters) to manage program standards, technical skill assessments, and develop shared resources.
  • Establish a Program of Study/Technical Skill Assessment Continuum Process.
  • Assist each secondary school and community college in continuing to build Programs of Study using the six specific requirements outlined in the framework established in the DE Program of Study Guidance (issued in February 2011)
  • Develop statewide capacity for coordinating shared development and resources for CTE programs.
  • Continue POS efforts by strengthening and building from what CTE programs have developed thus far.

Grant Resources

POS Grant Final Application Directions

FY12 POS Grant Agreed-Upon Cluster Leads 1/31/12

Executive Summary for Reserved Fund Grant FY12

FY 12 Reserve Fund: Making a Case for Participation

FY12 Community College Fiscal Agent Grant Cluster Leaders 11/16/11

POS Guidance

POS Vision PowerPoint (GAIM meeting 11.30.11)

POS RF Project Management Plan

Criteria Template (from Work Plan PowerPoint)

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Perkins Data Reporting

Project Easier Plus CTE/Edinfo Instructions

Section 1
View Programs That Are Operational

Section 2
Update/Approve Courses in Programs
CTE Program Inactivation Decision Tree

Section 3
Update/Approve Students in Programs

Section 4
Update Secondary State Assistance Financial

Section 6
Update Community College Student Data

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 12, 2016 at 6:08am.