Career and Technical Education -- National Programs

To provide support, directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, for research, development, demonstration, dissemination, evaluation, assessment, capacity-building, and technical assistance activities aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of career and technical education
(CTE) programs authorized under the Perkins Act IV.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Education, Tennessee Department Of $ 612,579   2018-10-012021-09-30
Kentucky, Department Of Education $ 651,150   2018-10-012021-09-30
Education, Nebraska Department Of $ 595,834   2018-10-012021-09-30
Elementary And Secondary Education, Ri Department Of $ 500,000   2018-10-012021-09-30
Maryland State Department Of Education $ 600,000   2018-10-012021-09-30
Oregon Department Of Education $ 642,435   2018-10-012021-09-30
Old Dominion University $ 140,866   2019-11-262020-09-30
Education, Tennessee Department Of $ 899,700   2017-10-012020-09-30
School Board Of Broward County, The (inc) $ 749,662   2017-10-012020-09-30
Social Finance Inc $ 1,999,350   2016-10-012020-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Awards are made to support activities designed to improve career and technical education.

Announcements of grant competitions are published in the Federal Register.

Contract competitions are announced in the FedBizOps.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Depending on the activity to be funded, eligible applicants may include institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education, public or private nonprofit organizations, or consortia thereof, and State boards designated as the sole State agencies for the administration of State career and technical education, or consortia thereof.

Beneficiary Eligibility

CTE sole State agencies; local educational agencies; CTE providers, and CTE students.


Signature by authorized designated officials on the grant application or contract proposal. For State agencies, allowability of costs is determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 'Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments'; For costs incurred by non-profit organizations allowability is determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-122, 'Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations'; and for costs incurred by institutions of higher education allowability is determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-21, 'Cost Principles for Educational Institutions'. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications for grants must be prepared in accordance with the regulations in 34 CFR Part 75, the Department's notices inviting applications, and any notices announcing requirements, priorities, and selection criteria that the Department may publish. Proposals for contracts must be prepared in accordance with program announcements published in the FedBizOps.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed in accordance with section 114 of Perkins IV and with the requirements set forth for application notices and any notices announcing requirements, priorities, and selection criteria that the Department may publish in the Federal Register for a given competition and the regulations at 34 CFR Part 75.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Section 114 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), 20 U.S.C 2324.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 to 120 days.


There are no appeal rights for denial of grants funded under section 114 of Perkins IV. For contracts the Federal Procurement Regulations, 41 CFR 1, 2, 407, and 408 apply.


Terms for continuation awards are specified in the Federal Register notices inviting grant applications. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and the grant recipient 's performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Maximum award period varies by activity. Annual continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and contingent on recipient performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Specific contract reporting requirements are contained in the Request for Proposals and contract documents.

Reporting requirements for grants are required in the regulations at 34 CFR 74 and 75.

Reports are required annually.

Reports are required annually.

Reports are required annually.

Reports are required annually.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Under OMB Circular A-133, recipients that are institutions of higher education, other non-profit organizations, or State and local governments, are subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507) and revised OMB Circular A-133.


In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years after completion of the activity for which the funds are used.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $7,421,000; FY 17 est $7,421,000; and FY 18 est $27,407,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies by program competition.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

EDGAR and Federal Register program notices, as applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Robin Utz Department of Education, OCTAE Division of Academic and Technical Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202)245-7767

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Each request for proposal and notice inviting grant applications contains either evaluation criteria or selection criteria, which are applied in the review and selection of contract or grant applications for funding. (See also 34 CFR Part 75 for the menu of the Department's generic selection criteria.).

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