Perkins V State Plans Due

On July 31, 2018, the President signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Public Law 115-224) (Perkins V, the Act, or statute), which reauthorized and amended the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Section 122(a)(1) of Perkins V requires each eligible agency desiring assistance for any fiscal year under the Act to prepare and submit a State plan to the Secretary. Each eligible agency must develop its State plan in consultation with key stakeholders, the Governor, and other State agencies with authority for CTE, consistent with section 122(c) of the Act.

To fulfill the obligation for a State plan, each eligible agency has the following options for how and when it will submit its Perkins V State Plan. It may submit—

  • Option 1 – a 1-Year Transition Plan for FY 2019, which is the first fiscal year following the enactment of the law. Under this option, the eligible agency would submit its Perkins V State Plan in FY 2020 covering FY 2020-23.
  • Option 2 – a Perkins V State Plan that covers 5 years, which includes a transition year in FY 2019 and then a 4-year period covering FY 2020-23.

Under either option, the eligible agency may choose to submit its State Plan as part of its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Combined State Plan pursuant to section 122(b)(1) of the Act.

The Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) developed the Perkins V State Plan Guide to assist each eligible agency in preparing and submitting a new State Plan under Perkins V and applicable Federal regulations.

For FY 2019, eligible agencies must submit their Perkins V State plans by May 24, 2019. Go to Perkins Web Portal >>


May 24, 2019