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The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, commonly referred to as Perkins V, was signed into law on July 31, 2018. This federal law reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, which provides almost $1.2 billion in federal support for career and technical education (CTE) programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories, including support for integrated career pathway programs for students. Iowa receives nearly $12 million annually in federal funds, divided between secondary and postsecondary CTE programs delivered through public school districts and community colleges.

Perkins V State Plan

Iowa’s state plan for meeting requirements of Perkins V, and the related secondary and postsecondary accountability performance targets, may be viewed below.

Iowa 4-year Perkins State Plan

Iowa Perkins State Plan Approval Letter

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century (i.e., Perkins V) introduced the concept of the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA). The needs assessment is to be used by each eligible recipient as a guidepost, informing the development of the local application and, in particular, how the eligible recipient uses its federal Perkins funds. Learn more about Iowa's CLNA process.

Accountability

"Congress made accountability for results a central focus of Perkins V, setting out new performance requirements for States and local programs. These requirements were established to assess the effectiveness of the State in achieving statewide progress in career and technical education and to optimize the return on investment of Federal funds in career and technical education." Perkins Collaborative Resource Network

"The data explored in this story highlight CTE access, participation, and educational and labor market outcomes. They tell an interesting story of the potential benefits of a concentrated sequence of CTE courses in high school. Concentrating in CTE can provide students with a strong foundation of technical knowledge and employability skills to complement their academic studies and prepare them for both college and career options."

Under Perkins V, states are required to report annually on core indicators of performance for both secondary and postsecondary. States are also required to report disaggregated data on the performance of students by race, ethnicity, gender, and special population categories. Grant recipients should analyze their performance results, which can be utilized in budget and program evaluation.

Secondary Perkins V Performance Indicator Reference

Indicator Indicator Description

2020-2021

State Target

2021-2022

State Target

2022-2023

State Target

2023-2024

State Target

1S1 Four-Year Graduation Rate 93.00% 93.25% 93.50% 93.75%
2S1 Academic Proficiency in English Language Arts 66.00% 66.25% 66.50% 66.75%
2S2 Academic Proficiency in Mathematics 62.00% 62.25% 62.50% 62.75%
2S3 Academic Proficiency in Science 58.25% 58.50% 58.75% 59.00%
3S1 Post-Program Placement 89.50% 90.00% 90.50% 91.00%
4S1 Nontraditional Program Concentration 14.60% 15.00% 15.25% 15.50%
5S3 Participated in Work-Based Learning 7.00% 8.00% 9.00% 10.00%

Postsecondary Perkins V Performance Indicators Reference

Indicator Indicator Description

2020-2021

State Target

2021-2022

State Target

2022-2023

State Target

2023-2024

State Target

1P1 Postsecondary Placement 70.00% 70.25% 70.50% 70.75%
2P1 Earned Recognized Postsecondary Credential 50.32% 50.50% 50.75% 51.00%
3P1 Nontraditional Program Concentration 9.75% 10.00% 10.25% 10.00%

Perkins V Outcomes

Under Perkins V, states are required to report annually on core indicators of performance for both secondary and postsecondary. States are also required to report disaggregated data on the performance of students by race, ethnicity, gender and special population categories.

The "Iowa Perkins V & CTE Summary" dashboards cover information on secondary and community college performance accountability defined in the Federal Perkins V Act, as well as enrollment, both statewide and by district. To view, navigate to the www.iowastudentoutcomes.com website.

References:

Perkins Collaborative Resource Network

Iowa 4-year Perkins State Plan

Perkins V Secondary Performance Indicator: Work-Based Learning

Perkins V Work-Based Learning Defined from Sec. 3 [20 U.S.C. 2302] 55: Sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction.

Iowa Perkins V Reserve Funding Projects

College and Career Transition Counselors

The Iowa Perkins State Plan provides the opportunity to use reserve funds to help establish new College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) positions across Iowa. Through a competitive application process, the CCTC Partnership steering committee will award small grants across the state to community colleges that partner with school districts in their service area. Learn more about these positions and grant funding opportunities. 

Perkins Local Application

The FY23 Perkins V Secondary and Postsecondary applications are posted in funding opportunities in the IowaGrants.gov system. The application deadline is June 30, 2022. The following guidance, memos, and videos provide more information and assistance with completing the application.

Guidance

FY23 Perkins Grant Application: General Guidance for Submission

Perkins Consortium FAQs

Templates

Perkins Budget Template A (Optional)

Perkins Budget Template B (Optional)

Memos

Consortium Requirements for Distribution of Perkins Funds to Secondary Education

Videos

FY23 Perkins V Application Webinar

Accounting for Perkins Funds

Accounting for Perkins Funds: Consortia

Iowa Grants Guidance

FY22 Perkins Grant Application: General Guidance for Submission

Pell Audit Guidance

Annual Iowa Pell Audit Verification Guidance

Perkins V Claim Resources

Slide Deck Presentations Instructions and Resources Templates Memos Recordings

Monitoring (Desk Audits)

Perkins Claim Submissions

Perkins Allowable Use of Funds AY 2022

Perkins V Inventory Guidelines

Perkins V Assurances & Certifications

Claims Submission Updates and Monitoring Requirements

Embed a CTSO Invoice

Allowable and Unallowable Costs

Perkins Claim Template

Equipment and Supply Checkout Template

Equipment Inventory Template

CTSO Memberships

Middle School Requirements

Supplanting and Reimbursement Memo 10-25-2017

CIS Supplanting

Perkins Q&A Year in Review

Claims Submissions

Allowable Use of Funds

Assurances & Certifications

Eligible Expenditures for Perkins V

Claims Submission Updates and Monitoring Requirements

Perkins FAQ and Perkins Federally Required Policies and Procedures

Perkins-Funded Equipment Guidelines

Perkins Equipment Guidelines

Perkins V Equipment Inventory Template 2017–2021

Perkins Bill

Perkins V

Post-Secondary Information

Post-Secondary Perkins Certified Annual Report Documentation

Perkins V Secondary and Post Secondary Monitoring

Community College Perkins Desk Audit Form

Secondary Perkins Desk Audit Form

Presentations

Perkins Monitoring (Desk Audits) PowerPoint (6-23-22)

Perkins V Informational Webinar - Part 1 (2-15-19)

Perkins V Informational Webinar - Part 2 (2-15-19)

Perkins V Informational Webinar PowerPoint (2-15-19)

Perkins Next Steps Working Group Presentation (10-25-18)

Resources

Perkins V Plan Timeline

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 18, 2022 at 11:02am.