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House WIA Bill Threatens Perkins Funding


January 13, 2012

House WIA Bill Threatens Perkins Funding

By: Jamie

In December, the House Education and Workforce Committee released a bill from Rep. Foxx (R-NC) that, if enacted, would consolidate workforce programs into four funding streams. ACTE has been tracking this bill closely due to the fact that it allows each state’s governor to include Perkins in a broad workforce plan and, most importantly, use Perkins funds for any activity that is included in that plan—even if the activities are not authorized under the current Perkins Act.

ACTE is fearful that a governor’s priorities may not be in CTE programming and he or she may use Perkins funds for other pressing workforce issues in the state. This consolidation into a larger workforce fund could jeopardize funding for local CTE programs. ACTE has been and will continue to meet with Capitol Hill staff and other education groups that work on CTE in an attempt to address this issue. The bill is expected to be marked up in committee in late February. Stay tuned because ACTE will likely ask you to contact your Members of Congress on this issue. We will alert the CTE field when your action will have the most impact. Please contact me with any questions.

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