Perkins Grant

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was last authorized on August 12, 2006, as Public Law 109-270, to increase the quality of technical education for individuals seeking to succeed in a knowledge-and skills-based economy. The purpose of this Act is to develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

In an attempt to enable our instructors to better prepare students for employment, instructors are being invited to participate in a summer externship program. The program is called Faculty in Industry and Business Externship (FIB).

Federal Guidelines

Additional Resources

Perkins Grant Application

Grant Application Process

Access the CTE Online Application now to:

  • Create a New Application
  • Edit a Current Application
  • Review Application Status
  • Submit Accountability Report

Grant Application Training Sessions

Categorized CTE faculty/staff will need to read the Appropriate Uses (listed below) before submitting an application for Perkins funding. Equipment proposals for 2013-14 are due by April 3rd, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to use the terminology from the Appropriate Uses when writing the narrative for the application. Those interested in applying for professional development, outreach or pathway projects can apply at any time, but allow 30 days for processing before a decision is made.

For additional help with the online process refer to the following documentation: 

For any additional questions contact the CTE department at extension 8908. 

SPECIAL NOTE: On completion of the online form, applicants need to read and accept the Terms and Conditions, then click the submit button before the online application moves into the approval process.

Steps to Apply

  1. Determine a project and budget that will deliver program improvement and conform to the Carl Perkins Act 2006. See Perkins Act 2006 (pdf) for details
  2. The project leader (Faculty/Staff) will use their UVID and password to fill out the online application.
  3. Each project participant must sign off on the terms and conditions before application submission (a notification email will be sent to each project participant).
  4. After terms and conditions have been accepted by ALL participants, the project leader then can submit the application.
  5. Project leader may follow the review process of the application online by logging into the CTE application.
  6. After a final review of the application the project leader will be notified via email of the funding decision.

More than One Team Member

  1. Team up with another faculty or staff member and choose a project leader. Funding will be distributed accordingly.
  2. The project leader (Faculty/Staff) will use his or her UVID and password to begin the online application.
  3. Each project participant must sign off on the terms and conditions before application submission (a notification email will be sent to each project participant).
  4. After terms and conditions have been accepted by ALL participants, the project leader then can submit the application.
  5. Project leader may follow the review process of the application online by logging into the CTE application.
  6. After a final review of the application the project leader will be notified via email of the funding decision.

Appropriate Use of Perkins Funds

Business, Industry and Economic Development

  1. Provide programs or activities that encourage industry to offer voluntary internships and mentoring programs;
  2. Provide programs or activities that encourage involvement in internship programs that provide business experience to teachers;
  3. Provide technical training for adults and school dropouts to complete their secondary education;
  4. Other approved activities that are related to technical education and are consistent with the purposes of the Perkins Act.

CTE Program Support

  1. Develop and implement evaluations of the technical education programs being carried out under Perkins funds;
  2. Provide assessment of how the needs of special populations are being met through technical programs and activities;
  3. Initiate, improve, expand, and modernize the quality of technical programs;
  4. Link secondary and post-secondary technical educational programs, including implementing CTE Career Pathways;
  5. Establish effective programs and procedures to enable informed and effective participation and increase completion of technical programs;
  6. Provide funds for the purchasing, leasing and upgrading or adapting of equipment, and providing instructional aides in equipment labs;
  7. Provide training and technical assistance to high school and post secondary counselors, teachers, and administrators;
  8. Provide support for other approved technical activities that are consistent with the purpose of the Perkins Act.

Faculty/Staff/Administration

  1. Develop, improve or expand the use of technology in vocational/technical education;
  2. Training of vocational/technical personnel to use state-of-the-art technology;
  3. Provide professional development programs, in-service and pre-service in state-of-the-art technical education programs and techniques to teachers, counselors, administrators, support staff, etc.;
  4. Provide training in effective teaching skills based on new research;
  5. Provide programs and training to ensure teachers and personnel stay current with all aspects of industry;
  6. Provide internship programs that provide business experience to teachers teaching in technical areas;
  7. Provide programs designed to specifically train teachers in the use and application of technology;
  8. Improvement or development of new technical classes or degrees;
  9. Other approved activities that are related to technical education and are consistent with the purposes of the Perkins Act.

Students and Community Engagement/Outreach

  1. Provide students with understanding of all aspects of an industry;
  2. Provide students with skills that lead to entry into high wage (an average hourly rate equal to or greater than the average hourly rate of all non-farm occupations as reported by the Utah Department of Workforce Services from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey. High skill (programs with minimum training requirements of at least an AAS degree, one-year certification, 360 or more hours of instruction that lead to an industry recognized certification or required state license) and high demand (occupations with 50 or more annual average job openings as reported by the Utah Department of Workforce Services) career fields;
  3. Provide career guidance and academic counseling for students participating in technical programs;
  4. Provide technical programs for special populations;
  5. Assist technical student organizations;
  6. Provide students with mentoring and support services in technical areas;
  7. Provide instructional aides in technical classrooms and equipment labs;
  8. Provide assistance to students in finding appropriate jobs and continuing their education in vocational/technical areas;
  9. Support and promote non-traditional training and employment activities to underrepresented populations in technical areas;
  10. Other approved activities that are related to technical education and are consistent with the purposes of the 2006 Perkins Act.

Purchasing Requirements

  1. Purchases need to be made using the Perkin’s index given for the project.(One exception: If the purchase is made on a procard, the CTE office must receive a receipt before any funds are transferred to the department’s index.)
  2. Purchases made through a requisition should not include small inexpensive items. (Those items should be purchased with departmental funds.)
  3. When purchases are made with a requisition, the CTE office must receive a copy of the requisition, the purchase order and the invoice.
  4. For travel arrangements, the CTE office needs a copy of the flight information, any membership or conference receipts, a copy of the travel authorization, the travel reimbursement form, and any accompanying receipts.
  5. When items are received, don’t forget to call the PO number into the warehouse and let the CTE office know the date when you called.
  6. Purchases over $3000.00 must be handled through the institution’s bid process.
  7. If purchases are made by giving a campus entity the index number (ie. dining services, bookstore, etc.), the CTE needs documentation of that expenditure.
  8. Paperwork copies of expenditures need to be given to the CTE office in a timely manner. (The project will not be considered closed until all paperwork has been submitted.)
  9. All purchases are subject to UVU policies and procedures.



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