Consortia Resources

These resources are intended for local Perkins consortia and their partners to help with the implementation of the Carl D. Perkins federal law.

We've created a Perkins V Resource page for anyone looking for materials specific to Minnesota's transition.

On this page, you'll find resources we've curated to help you talk about Perkins V with local partners and stakeholders. Go to the Perkins V Resource page.

Local Uses of Funds

General Guidance for Perkins V Local Uses of Funds
Please visit the Local Uses of Funds section of the Operational Guide for the most up-to-date information. This general guidance includes descriptions and criteria for approved and unallowable uses of Perkins federal funds.

Forms for Minnesota State colleges

Forms for MDE schools and school districts

Perkins Administrative Resources 

View the 2020 Minnesota Career Program Advisory Committee Handbook or the 2020 Minnesota Career Program Advisory Committee Handbook ADA Version
The handbook clearly and thoroughly explains the purpose and structure of a committee and the roles of its members. It can serve as a tool for all committee members and may be especially helpful when introducing new members to your committee.

Minnesota Career Fields, Clusters & Pathways Framework "Wheel" (Revised 2019)

Perkins Consortia Map 2023 Version 
The map depicts the 23 Perkins consortia in Minnesota. Each consortium is composed of school districts and Minnesota State Colleges.  

23 perkins consortia areas on minnesota map

Consortium Formation and Characteristics under Perkins IV (weblink)
Unit 1 provides an overview of national data on consortia formation under Perkins IV and a description of the forms that consortia take within states. Units 2-4 will feature six states using differing approaches to allocate their Perkins IV funds. Minnesota’s approach is featured in Unit 2, with our own MN West Local CTE Perkins Consortium provided as an example. The fifth unit features a panel discussion. The Report, recorded webinars and slides are provided through the National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education (NCiCTE). There is no fee for the webinars or slides. 

Technical Education and Career Paths in Minnesota 
2011 Report to the Minnesota Legislature on Technical Education Program Certificate and Diploma Requirements (March 2011)