Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018. The new Act provides an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students and emphasizes alignment with state-level and local needs. This page provides current information on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's efforts to implement the new Act. The text of Perkins V can be found by clicking Perkins V Act.

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 efforts to strengthen CTE in Texas through the State Leadership grant program.

Current Leadership Projects

Perkins V

Tools and Data Resources

Staff Contacts

Each Perkins institution has an assigned Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff member who can respond to specific questions and queries. The staff list and institution assignments can be found here: Perkins Staff Assignments

General Inquiries should be directed to