Perkins Local Application

The Perkins V Federal 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.

Note for secondary consortium leaders: 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:  March 15, 2023
  • Application Closes:  May 1, 2023
  • Annual Performance Report Opens:  Sept. 1
  • Annual Performance Report Closes:  Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. 

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, Virtual/Online).

Instructions for Completing Your Application in Amplifund


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

S-R POS – Funding POS spreadsheet Statement of Assurances Form Secondary and Postsecondary Combined Budget Form and Instructions

Improvement Plan Template

Consortium Consolidated Equipment Inventory Form

  • No template is provided for the Consortium Consolidated Equipment Inventory; use a local form/document (Refer to Perkins V Operational Handbook, page 34 for required information).

If you would like to view earlier local applications, annual performance reports, or if you can't find a plan listed here, contact Jared Reise at (651) 201-1711 or to make a request.

Use the resources below to help you develop your local comprehensive needs assessment.

CLNA Guide

CLNA Framework

Annual Performance Report

APR Questions for 2023 (.doc)

Use this document to capture your responses before submitting to