Career and Technical Education: Perkins Local Application


The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) Formula Grant provides federal funds to support Career and Technical Education programs. Perkins V is a federal education program that invests in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs in all fifty states and the territories, and expands on opportunities for every student to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs of study within career pathways to earn credentials of value. It is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality CTE programs of study with a focus on program improvement; alignment across grades 5-12, postsecondary and workforce; and economic development. Perkins V is critical to ensuring programs meet the ever-changing needs of learners and employers.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) was re-released on May 20, 2024.

Application Submission Date

Friday, July 1, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.

Funding Amount Available

$20, 813, 669

Estimated Number of Grants

Forty (40)


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact:

Richard Kincaid
Senior Executive Director, Office of College and Career Pathways
Office: (410) 767-0426

Tiffany DeJesus
Director of Operations, Accountability and Strategy, Office of College and Career Pathways
Office: (410) 767-0518


Grant Information Guide (PDF)

Application for Participation (Secondary) (Word)

Application for Participation (Post Secondary) (Word)