Perkins Grant

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) went into effect on July 1, 2019. The Perkins grant provides nearly $1.3 billion annually to career and technical education (CTE) programs. Perkins V provides expanded opportunities for students to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value.

Perkins Goals
The Perkins grant application can have a maximum of 5 goals that are quantifiable and cohesive. These goals must supplement, not supplant activities for CTE students at Hostos. Expenditures for the Perkins 2024 grant year must occur from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. Perkins funding is intended to increase access and opportunities for CTE students belonging to special populations.

Special Populations
Perkins defined special populations include: 
(A) individuals with disabilities;
(B) individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults;
(C) individuals preparing for non-traditional fields;
(D) single parents, including single pregnant women;
(E) out-of-workforce individuals;
(F) English language learners;
(G) homeless individuals described in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a);
(H) youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system; and
(I) youth with a parent who—(i) is a member of the armed forces (as such term is defined in section 101(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code); and (ii) is on active duty (as such term is defined in section 101(d)(1) of such title. (Sec. 3 (48)).

Prohibited Uses of Perkins Funding
A partial list of prohibited uses for Perkins funding includes:
*Expenditures that directly benefit individual students.
*Payment of tuition for students currently enrolled in high schools.
*Payment for tuition, internships or apprenticeships for students.
*Equipment for administrative, faculty or staff individual use.
*Furniture, e.g.: chairs, desks, tables, file cabinets, bookcases.
*Food services, refreshments, banquets, or meals.
*Promotional items such as bumper stickers, pencils, pens, or T-shirts.
*Travel outside of the United States.
*Payment for memberships in professional organizations.
*Subscriptions to journals or magazines.

Perkins Uses
Some acceptable uses of Perkins funding include:
*Providing career exploration and career development activities.
*Providing professional development for faculty, administrators, specialized instructional support personnel, career guidance/academic counselors, or paraprofessionals.
*Providing within CTE the skills necessary to pursue high-skill, high-wage or in-demand industry sectors or occupations.
*Supporting the integration of academic skills into CTE programs and programs of study to support CTE participants at the postsecondary level.
*Planning and carry out elements that support the implementation of CTE programs and programs of study and that result in increasing student achievement on performance indicators.
*Developing and implementing evaluations of the activities carried out with funds under this part, including evaluations necessary to complete the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment.

Important Dates (all dates are subject to change)
*Perkins 2024 cycle runs from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024. 
*Our grant application was submitted in June 2023 and is currently pending official approval from NYSED.
*Equipment installation must be completed by 12/29/2023.
*Interim Report for Perkins is due 2/9/2024.
*Budget ammendments can be submitted until 3/29/2024.
*Perkins funds must be encumbered no later than 6/28/2024.
*Final Report for Perkins 2024 is expected to be due 9/13/2024.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact:

Eileen Will, Perkins Director
(718) 664-2582