Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

The Perkins V Grant for Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides funds for approved Career and Technical Education programs. In Minnesota, funds are distributed on the basis of state-approved career and technical education programs and appropriate teacher licensure. Programs are administered under Minnesota Rules Chapter 3505 and the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) approves Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE) that meet teacher licensing and other criteria. These programs are eligible to access federal Perkins V funds. Districts that accept these federal dollars must report enrollment and student proficiency for CTE courses and programs to the department.

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Application Closes: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Annual Performance Report: Due Oct. 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. for reporting period July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.

All applications must be submitted online via Amplifund.

Each consortium will give a joint presentation on their proposal local application to a panel of Minnesota State and MDE staff. (Presentation options: 90 minute face-to-face, WebEx, or ITV).

All of the forms listed here are required and must be submitted with your online application as attachments. 

Statement of Assurances Form Secondary Supplemental Budget Form

The Secondary Supplemental Budget form will be emailed directly from MDE to the secondary consortia contacts and posted here.

Consortium Consolidated Equipment Inventory Form

  • No template is provided for the Consortium Consolidated Equipment Inventory; use a local form/document (Refer to Perkins IV Operational Handbook, page 76 for required information).

Presentation Schedule

Each consortium will give a joint presentation on their proposal local application to a panel of Minnesota State and MDE staff. (Presentation options: 90 minute face-to-face, WebEx, or ITV). Dates set aside are posted below.

May 21

  • Pine to Prairie
  • South Central
  • Dakota County

May 22

  • Southwest Metro
  • Riverland
  • Oakland

May 29

  • Pine Technical
  • Runestone
  • Northeast Metro

May 30

  • Minnesota West
  • Rochester/ZED
  • Hennepin West

May 31

  • Itasca
  • Hibbing/Chisholm
  • Central Lakes

June 3

  • East Range
  • Southeast

June 10

  • Great River
  • Lake Superior
  • Saint Paul

June 11

  • South Metro
  • Lakes Country
  • Mid Minnesota

June 12

  • Carlton County +2
  • Minneapolis
  • North Country

 Additional details will be posted. If you have immediate questions, contact Jared Reise at (651) 201-1711. 

If you need assistance clarifying what information we are looking for, or have questions about specific questions in the grant application, contact:

For Postsecondary:
For Secondary and Secondary Supplemental Budget Forms:
For all questions about Programs of Study-Career Pathways:
If you need assistance completing the application online, submitting the application, or technology questions, contact:

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The Minnesota State Board of Trustees is the sole state agency authorized to receive and disburse the Carl D. Perkins federal funds and to supervise the administration of the state career and technical education (CTE) program through Minnesota State under a state plan developed jointly with the Minnesota Department of Education pursuant to Minnesota Statute § 136F.79 and the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-270).