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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


"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

Postsecondary Perkins V Performance Indicators Reference

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 College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) project creates counselor positions to work directly through community colleges and partner high schools across Iowa. The Iowa Perkins State Plan provides the opportunity to use reserve funds for areas of need that directly connect to students in secondary and postsecondary arenas. Use of the reserve funds will help establish the CCTC positions across Iowa. Through the 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. Each partnership will hire a CCTC whose main focus will be to work with students in Grades 11–12 and as the first-year advisor at the community college for students from the partner school districts. View the 2021-2022 College and Career Transition Counselor Toolkit for more information on this initiative.  

2021-2022 College and Career Transition Counselor Presentation

College and Career Transition Counselor Q&A Notes

2020-2021 College and Career Readiness Informational Zoom Recording

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA)

CLNA Regional Phase Local Worksheet (School Districts, Consortium, Community College) 2021

Local CLNA Regional Worksheet Process

2021 Iowa CLNA Regional Phase Worksheets

Perkins Local Application

The FY22 Perkins V Secondary and Postsecondary applications are posted in funding opportunities in the system. The application deadline is June 30, 2021. The following guidance, memos, and videos provide more information and assistance with completing the application.


FY22 Perkins Grant Application: General Guidance for Submission


Perkins Budget Template A (Optional)

Perkins Budget Template B (Optional)


Consortium Requirements for Distribution of Perkins Funds to Secondary Education


FY22 Perkins V Application

Accounting for Perkins Funds

Accounting for Perkins Funds: Consortia

Iowa Grants Guidance

FY22 Perkins Grant Application: General Guidance for Submission

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

Embed a CTSO Invoice

Allowable and Unallowable Costs

Perkins Claim Template

Equipment and Supply Checkout Template

Equipment Inventory Template

CTSO Memberships

Middle School Requirements

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Perkins FAQ and Perkins Federally Required Policies and Procedures

Perkins-Funded Equipment Guidelines

Perkins Equipment Guidelines

Perkins Equipment Disposition Form

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


Perkins Monitoring (Desk Audits) PowerPoint (5-5-21)

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)


Perkins V Plan Timeline

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 23, 2021 at 1:50am.