Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 was signed into law on August 12, 2006. The new Act will provide an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improve state and local accountability. This page provides current information on the Department's efforts to implement the new Act. General provisions for this Act can be found by clicking the Laws and Guidance link.

Uniform Grants Guidance

Uniform Administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal Awards.

Request for Applications (RFA)

Perkins Grants provide federal funding to support and improve workforce education. Basic grants are awarded to eligible community and state technical colleges. There are also funds available to support statewide efforts through Leadership grants.

Current Leadership Projects

Web Tools and Data Resources

Inquiries should be directed to