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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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Social Media Advocacy

Sharing your thoughts with your Senators or Representative on a routine basis will keep CTE in the front of their minds. By using advocacy as a tool, we can influence Congress to continue and improve successful programs like Perkins, ESEA and the Workforce Investment Act. Social media advocacy is one of the quickest and simplest ways to spread the CTE message to your Members of Congress. You can share about the benefits of your CTE program, activities your students are involved in, or your thoughts on key policy issues. You can even post pictures to illustrate your points.

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