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On March 4, 2014, the Obama Administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The budget proposes to level fund the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion in FY 2015, with no increase for CTE National Programs either. ACTE is concerned that continued inadequacies in state Perkins funding are negatively impacting high schools, CTE centers, community and technical 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
Senate Appropriators Divided on FY 15 Funding Levels for Education 5/23/14
House Appropriations Committee Sets FY 15 Funding Levels for Education 5/8/14
House Appropriators Challenge Duncan on CTE Budget Proposal 4/8/14
Perkins Funding Letters Get Big Support in House and Senate 4/7/14
House Leaders Unveil Budget Plan 4/1/14
Education and Workforce Training Highlights in President’s Budget 3/12/14
President’s Budget Falls Short on Building Investment in CTE 3/6/14
Department of Education Releases Perkins State Table for 2014 2/5/14
Senate Approves Perkins Increase 1/17/14
House Passes FY 14 Omnibus Bill With Perkins Increase; Senate to Vote Soon 1/16/14
Congress to Vote on FY 14 Funding Bill This Week 1/13/14
Advocate on Social Media to Restore Perkins Funding 1/2/14
ACTE and NASDCTEc Urge Appropriations Committees to Restore Perkins Funding 12/23/13
Congress Turns Attention to Perkins Funding After Passing Budget Deal 12/19/13
Senate to Hold Final Vote on Budget Deal 12/17/13
Congress Moves Closer to a Budget Deal 12/6/13
ACTE Urges Budget Conference Committee to End Sequestration 11/21/13
Budget Conference Committee Begins Tackling Sequestration 11/5/13
Shutdown Comes to an End 10/17/13

ACTE Positions & Advocacy Resources
CTE Funding Request
CTE Works Research Fact Sheet
Perkins State Funding Chart

Background Resources
Blog Post:Perkins Funding Letters Get Big Support in House and Senate
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: ACTE Expresses Disappointment in Response To Obama Administration’s Budget For Fiscal Year 2015
Blog Post: House Appropriators Challenge Duncan on CTE Budget Proposal
Blog Post: Education and Workforce Training Highlights in President’s Budget
Blog Post: President’s Budget Falls Short on Building Investment in CTE

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

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Data Quality Initiatives

With a growing national focus on data and accountability to help students succeed in education and careers, collecting high-quality data and sharing it across different agencies is more important than ever. For CTE, data quality and access issues include appropriately measuring student achievement, including the attainment of high-quality credentials; ensuring the quality of Perkins-funded CTE programs; and providing data to consumers on the connection between education and labor market outcomes.

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