Perkins FUNDING GUIDANCE
SECTION 135: LOCAL USE OF FUNDS
Each local consortium receiving funds under Perkins V must use the majority of the funds “to develop, coordinate, implement, or improve CTE programs to meet the needs identified in the comprehensive needs assessment.” Not more than 5 percent of the award may be used for administrative purposes. There must be a clear linkage between the needs assessment and how funds are spent. In addition to being justified by the needs assessment, funds must be used to support CTE programs that are of sufficient size, scope and quality to be effective and that:
Provide career exploration and career development activities through an organized, systematic framework designed to aid students, including in the middle grades, before enrolling and while participating in a CTE program, in making informed plans and decisions about future education and career opportunities.
Provide professional development for teachers, faculty, school leaders, administrators, specialized instructional support personnel, career guidance and academic counselors, or paraprofessionals.
Provide within CTE the skills necessary to pursue career in high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand industry sectors or occupations.
Support integration of academic skills into CTE programs and programs of study.
Plan and carry out elements that support the implementation of CTE programs and programs of study and that result in increasing student achievement on performance indicators.
Develop and implement evaluations of the activities carried out with funds under this part, including evaluations necessary to complete the local needs assessment and the local report. Local consortium can pool resources with other consortia to support the implementation of programs of study through the professional development activities in the above listing.
Refer to Section 135 of the Act as much more detailed elements are provided that require your attention as you make fiscal decisions.
unallowable use of funds
When applying for funds, if your request falls into one of these areas, they will not be approved. For detailed definitions on these 5 areas, please review the current Local Use of Perkins V Funds document.
Direct Individual Benefit
Weak or Absent Connections