Career and Technical Education -- National Programs


To provide support, directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, for research, development, demonstration, dissemination, evaluation, assessment, capacity-building, and technical assistance activities aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of career and technical education (CTE) programs authorized under the Perkins Act V.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 No Current Data Available.
Section 114 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century (Perkins V), Public Law -P.L. 115-224, 20 U.S.C. 2324
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Depending on the activity to be funded, eligible applicants may include institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education, public or private nonprofit organizations, or consortia thereof, and State boards designated as the sole State agencies for the administration of State career and technical education, or consortia thereof. Applicants under Sec. 114(e) must be eligible entities as specified in Sec. (3)(19).
Beneficiary Eligibility
CTE sole State agencies; local educational agencies; CTE providers, and CTE students.
Signature by authorized designated officials on the grant application or contract proposal. For State agencies, allowability of costs is determined in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications for grants must be prepared in accordance with the regulations in 34 CFR Part 75, the Department's notices inviting applications, and any notices announcing requirements, priorities, and selection criteria that the Department may publish. Proposals for contracts must be prepared in accordance with program announcements published in the FedBizOps.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed in accordance with section 114 of Perkins V and with the requirements set forth for application notices and any notices announcing requirements, priorities, and selection criteria that the Department may publish in the Federal Register for a given competition and the regulations at 34 CFR Part 75.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 to 120 days.
There are no appeal rights for denial of grants funded under section 114 of Perkins V. For contracts the Federal Procurement Regulations, 41 CFR 1, 2, 407, and 408 apply.
Terms for continuation awards are specified in the Federal Register notices inviting grant applications. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and the grant recipient 's performance.
How are proposals selected?
Each request for proposal and notice inviting grant applications contains either evaluation criteria or selection criteria, which are applied in the review and selection of contract or grant applications for funding. (See also 34 CFR Part 75 for the menu of the Department's generic selection criteria.).
How may assistance be used?
Awards are made to support activities designed to improve career and technical education. Announcements of grant competitions are published in the Federal Register. Contract competitions are announced in the FedBizOps.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Reports are required annually.
Under OMB Circular A-133, recipients that are institutions of higher education, other non-profit organizations, or State and local governments, are subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507) and revised OMB Circular A-133.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years after completion of the activity for which the funds are used.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is . Matching requirements may apply for specific grant programs as indicated in the program’s notice inviting applications.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Maximum award period varies by activity. Annual continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and contingent on acceptable recipient performance. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Robin Utz
Department of Education, OCTAE Division of Academic and Technical Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202 US
Phone: (202)245-7767
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$7,421,000.00; FY 23 est $32,421,000.00; FY 24 est $215,421,000.00; FY 21$7,421,000.00; FY 20$7,421,000.00; FY 19$7,421,000.00; FY 18$7,421,000.00; FY 17$7,421,000.00; FY 16$7,421,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Varies by program competition.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
EDGAR and Federal Register program notices, as applicable.


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