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ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION®

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On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The budget proposes an additional $200 million to support a new American Technical Training Fund, which would provide competitive grants for the development and operation of innovative, evidence-based job training programs in high-demand fields. An additional $2 million to evaluate the program was included in the National Programs line item for Perkins as well. However, the formula funded Perkins Basic State Grant program would be level funded at $1.118 billion, $5.4 million below the pre-sequestration level, under the Administration's budget plan. ACTE is concerned about continued inadequacies in formula Perkins funding to states, and requests that Congress provide a much needed increase to the Perkins Basic State Grant program to support high schools, tech centers, community colleges, employers and millions of CTE students nationwide. Congress must make building our federal investment in CTE a top priority!

Congressional Budget & Appropriations Action

Latest Blog News
For the latest updates, please visit the Federal Funding section of the CTE Policy Watch blog.

ACTE Positions & Advocacy Resources
ACTE Perkins Funding Request FY 16
Joint Perkins Funding Request FY 16 
Build Our Investment in CTE
Perkins State Funding Chart
CTE Funding Infographic 

Background Resources
Blog Post: Over 100 Members of Congress Sign Perkins Funding Letters
Senate Perkins Appropriations Letter
House Perkins Appropriations Letter
List of Signers in Senate
List of Signers in House of Representatives

Administration Budget Information

ACTE Coverage and Response
Press Release: National CTE Associations Respond to President Obama's FY16 Budget Request
Blog Post: House Appropriators Emphasize CTE in Budget Hearing
Blog Post: Administration Proposes New CTE Innovation Fund

Department of Education
Press Release
Budget Summary and Background Information
Career, Technical and Adult Education Budget Justification

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Techniques Advert Events Partners Countdown   Legislative Update—Jan. 14, 2013 - Fiscal Cliff Averted … For Now - 2013 ACTE National Policy Seminar - Secretary Hilda Solis Announces Departure From Department of Labor - 113th Congress Begins and Committee Assignments Finalized  One of ACTE's most effective advocacy tools is you! Becoming an advocate is one of the most important actions you can take to secure the future of CTE. ACTE has developed a wide variety of tools to assist you in your advocacy activities, keep you informed and promote ongoing support for CTE. The tools here provide step-by-step directions and examples that will help you reach out to policymakers at the local, state and federal levels, as well as your community and the media. From your Members of Congress to your local mayor, these individuals all make decisions that directly or indirectly impact CTE. With your help, we can ensure the strength and future of CTE! Working With Policymakers  Congressional August Recess Packet    Building Relationships With Policymakers    Visiting Policymakers    Corresponding With Policymakers    Hosting Site Visits for Policymakers    Testifying Before Policymakers    Sign up for the Washington Contacts Network    Join a Policy Task Force    ACTE Legislative Positions & Information  FY 2013 Joint Perkins Funding Request  "Funding CTE Works" Update Page  Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization Priorities  Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization Priorities  CTE Policy Watch Blog   Advocacy Resources   Fact Sheets    Participant Media "Pressure Cooker" Activities    Advocacy Models    External Links    Congressional and Media Directory Info    Advocacy Tips (from the CTE Policy Watch Blog)    Using Social Media for Advocacy   Saving CTE is as simple as receiving a text! Sign up to receive text alerts when urgent action on CTE issues is needed by clicking here or texting CTEALERT to 88202. You will only be contacted when it is vital that you act. Working With the Media  Targeting the Media    Appropriations Media Campaign    Ambassadors Network  Building Community Support 

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was originally passed 1965. Recent reauthorizations include the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 and Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994. No Child Left Behind, the current reauthorization, passed in 2002. This Act, which funds primary and secondary education, made significant changes in education policy to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that “no child is left behind.” Key components of the law include increased accountability for states, school districts, and schools; teacher quality provisions; greater choice for parents and students, particularly those attending low-performing schools; more flexibility for states and local educational agencies in the use of federal education dollars; and a stronger emphasis on what has been proven to work through scientifically based research.

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