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, 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).

Step-by-Step Videos for Navigating Amplifund

  • Watch: How to see your list of users and create users/add a new user
  • Watch: How to start a new Perkins Local Application
  • Watch: How to switch from your Amplifund dashboard view to your online application (Applicant Portal) view

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

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).

The Annual Performance Report for FY20 is due on Oct. 15, 2020. Questions for the APR will be posted here and online in the Amplifund grant management system in early September 2020.

If you have questions about the application or need further clarification on specifc sections of the local application (e.g., completeing the budget form, required signatures for the Statement of Assurance forms, uses of funds, secondary supplementla budget sheet, CLNA CLNA, programs of study, etc.) contact:

For technical assistance and support with Amplifund, contact:

For questions on performance levels, contact:

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CTE Works! Summit: A BOLD Vision Beyond 2020

November 3 and 4 | Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, Brooklyn Park, MN

Visit the CTE Works! Summit website for call for proposals, call for exhibitors, speakers, schedule, and lodging. This annual Summit is jointly sponsored by Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education in partnership with the Minnesota Association for CTE Administrators (MACTA) and Minnesota Association for CTE.