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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
  • Assistance with CTE data keeping
  • Career Cruising and Xello
  • Assistance with conference registration fees and associated travel
  • And much more!

Instructions for reimbursement through Perkins:

Perkins FY22 Grant has been submitted and is waiting for approval from KSDE.  Do not make Perkins purchases prior to receiving an award letter.  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 and mileage). Meals can not be reimbursed.


Other CTE information:

Career Cluster Guidance Handbook 2021-22

Career Cluster Guidance Handbook 2020-21

Pathway changes 2020-21

Advisory Committee Handbook

Individual Plans of Study Information

CTE Past Annual Conference Programs

Free Online Resume Builder


For more information, contact:

Pam Kraus, CTE Coordinator and STEM Consultant