Perkins V Implementation: Understanding Federal Funding for CTE

On July 31, the President signed into law H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, the bill that reauthorizes the 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. We now have a new law governing the federal investment in CTE! Check back here regularly for the latest resources related to the new law!

Perkins V: The Official Guide

Blue Cover of Perkins V the Official Guide

Perkins V: The Official Guide to the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, prepared for CTE practitioners and stakeholders seeking to better understand Perkins V, will provide comprehensive information and guidance to aid in implementation. It includes: background and overview of the new law; highlights of changes that will have the greatest impact on your programs; a complete side-by-side showing key differences between IV and V; section-by-section summary and analysis; summary and relevant sections of other federal legislation referenced within Perkins V for clear crosswalking, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); the complete text of the new law; an index for easy reference.

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ACTE Resources

Department of Education Resources

If you have any questions on the new law, you can ask them via Twitter by using #AskPerkinsV to tweet at our Twitter account (@ACTEpolicy). Alternatively, you can email questions to with the subject line “Perkins V Question.”

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