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Carl D. Perkins Grant

Career and Technical Education


Rep. Carl D. Perkins initiated legislation in 1984 aimed at training people for vocational careers. The legislation has three objectives: 

  • Modernization and improvement of program
  • Better access to quality programs for targeted population groups (people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, people in nontraditional programs, etc)
  • Adequate funding for educational institutions in economically depressed communities

This program provides a variety of services, such as:

  • Assistance with purchasing equipment and resources
  • Consulting with Career Pathways, Individual Plan of Study, Work-Baased Learning, etc.
  • Assistance with conference registration fees and associated travel
  • And much more!

Instructions for reimbursement through Perkins:

Perkins FY24 award letters have been distributed.  Equipment (over $5000) must be purchased by December 20, 2023. Supplies, software, subscriptions, and computing devices that appear on the award letter must be purchased by February 29, 2024.  Questions?  Contact Pam Kraus pkraus@smokyhill.org  785-825-9185

For equipment, software, and resources, submit copies of POs, receipts and any serial numbers. These can be scanned and emailed to pkraus@smokyhill.org

For professional development or conference reimbursement please send POs and receipts for registration and travel to pkraus@smokyhill.org. Perkins funds may be used to reimburse registration fees, subs and travel expenses (lodging). Meals can not be reimbursed.


Other CTE information:

Career Cluster Guidance Handbook 2022-23

Career Cluster Guidance Handbook 2023-24

Career Cluster Guidance Handbook 2024-25

Pathway changes 2023-24

Advisory Committee Handbook

Individual Plans of Study Information

CTE Past Annual Conference Programs

Free Online Resume Builder

CTSO Membership Request Form for Special Populations


Kansas Career and Technical Education Data


Perkins Consortium CTE Professional Development Opportunities

Click HERE for a list of CTE Professional Learning opportunities 


For more information, contact:

Pam Kraus, CTE Coordinator and STEM Consultant