Take Action: Senate Acting on Perkins Funding Bill This Week
July 8, 2013
Action: Senate Acting on Perkins Funding Bill This Week
This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will take up the Fiscal Year (FY)
2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which
will include funding for Perkins! Federal support for CTE is far below what is
necessary to meet the needs of local CTE programs and the students they
serve. Since 2010, Perkins funding has been reduced by over $100 million,
with the threat of further cuts through sequestration for the 2013-14 school
year. The erosion of Perkins has negatively impacted high schools, CTE centers,
community and technical colleges, employers and millions of CTE students
ensure that the Senate appropriators provide the best funding allocation
possible for Perkins, they need to hear from you! Here are the current members
of the committee:
live in a state that is represented by one or more of the senators listed here,
it is particularly important that they hear from you on the importance of
Perkins funding. Please take a few minutes to let them know:
for Perkins is critical in preparing youth and adults for 21st century
support for CTE has already been cut by over $100 million since 2010.
will add another $58 million reduction in Perkins funding for the 2013-14
is time for Congress to make funding CTE a priority!
them to please support a $1.1 billion funding level for the Perkins Basic State
Grant in the FY 2014 appropriations bill!
- Click on your Senator(s) above to find the link to their
- Share your thoughts with them on Twitter
(include hashtags #CareerTechEd and #NoMoreCuts).
- Write a message on their Facebook wall.
- Call their office directly (also reach them
through the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121).
- Send them an e-mail through the ACTE Action Center.
- Visit our CTE Funding page for more information.
Who We Are
The Association for Career
and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit
education association dedicated to the advancement of education that
prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE
has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators,
administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in
planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the
secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy,
public awareness and access to information on career and technical
education, professional development and tools that enable members to be
successful and effective leaders.
What We Do
ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of
its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career
and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and
federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with
legislators and government leaders.