Carl D. Perkins Act
The federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 is aimed at developing the academic, and career and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.
The primary use of Perkins funds is to improve or expand career and technical education and improve student academic and technical performance. Perkins funds may not be used to maintain career and technical education programs.
Eligibility & Application
The WV Council for Community and Technical College Education awards Perkins grants to community and technical colleges based on the number of Pell grant recipients enrolled in postsecondary-approved career and technical education programs. No institution is eligible to receive an allocation of less than $50,000.
Community colleges must submit a Local Planning Guide to the Council for approval, which serves as the application for the Perkins grant. The funds must be targeted for new or improved activities that support career and technical education. The planning guide is due to the Council office by May 1 of each year.