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. 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 15, 2022
  • Application Closes:  May 9, 2022 (Adjusted for the FY23 application)
  • 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. 

Consortium Membership List

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.

For postsecondary programs: To determine whether programs offered by a college are Perkins-eligible, refer to the college’s official academic program inventory. All campus and system office employees should be able to run a current program inventory through EPM 11. Information and a link to the Program Inventory tool can be found on the Academic Programs webpage under the section called Academic Programs Login Information. You must use Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser in order to use EPM 11.

If you have trouble running the inventory or questions, contact Sheri Hutchinson, Academic Program Director, Minnesota State system office at or (651) 201-1685.

Because some have encountered issues running the inventory off-site/off-campus, we exported a copy of the academic program inventory for reference. Note these files were exported on 8/12/2020. If additional changes were made to the inventory after this date, those changes are not reflected in the following PDF files. You will need to run a current academic program inventory for your institution or work with someone at your institution (IR or someone in academic affairs) to run an inventory for you for the most up-to-date information.

For secondary programs: Refer to the MDE website under the program approval page for a listing of all approved programs.

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

CLNA Guide

CLNA Framework

Annual Performance Report

APR Questions for 2022 (.doc)

Use this document to capture your responses before submitting to


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