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. 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: March 1, 2020
  • Application Closes: May 1, 2020
  • Annual Performance Report Opens: Sept. 1, annually
  • Annual Performance Report Closes: Oct. 15 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, 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).

The final Perkins IV Annual Performance Reports were due Oct. 15, 2019. Feedback from Minnesota State and MDE will go out to Perkins leaders before December 31, 2019. If you have any questions regarding your submitted APR, contact Karl Ohrn or reach him at (651) 201-1686.

If you have questions about the Perkins local grant application, contact:

For Postsecondary:
For Secondary and Secondary Supplemental Budget Forms:

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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).