Title V: Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (Mississippi)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Mississippi Department of Education


    The purpose of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and programs of study, by –

    • building on the efforts of States and localities to develop challenging academic and technical standards and to assist students in meeting such standards, including preparation for high skill, high wage, or in-demand occupations in current or emerging professions; 
    • promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary education and postsecondary education for participating career and technical education students; 
    • increasing State and local flexibility in providing services and activities designed to develop, implement, and improve career and technical education;
    • conducting and disseminating national research and disseminating information on best practices that improve career and technical education programs and programs of study, services, and activities; 
    • providing technical assistance that— (A) promotes leadership, initial preparation, and professional development at the State and local levels; and (B) improves the quality of career and technical education teachers, faculty, administrators, and counselors; 
    • supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area career and technical education schools, local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries; 
    • providing individuals with opportunities throughout their lifetimes to develop, in conjunction with other education and training programs, the knowledge and skills needed to keep the United States competitive; and 
    • increasing the employment opportunities for populations who are chronically unemployed or underemployed, including individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged families, out-of-workforce individuals, youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system, and homeless individuals.

    History of Funding

    Previous funding distributions can be seen here: https://cte.ed.gov/profiles/mississippi.

    Additional Information

    The Mississippi State Four-Year Plan for July 2020 – June 2024 can be found here: https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/SSE/perkins_v_final_state_plan_2020.01.16_january_sbe_approved.pdf


    Sabrina Ervin

    Sabrina Ervin
    South Pointe Business Park 500 Clinton Center Drive
    Clinton, MS 39056

    Mississippi Board of Education Staff

    Mississippi Board of Education Staff

    (601) 359-3513

    Mississippi Department of Education Staff

    Mississippi Department of Education Staff

    (601) 359-3513

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are CTE Mississippi LEA's.

    Deadline Details

    Deadlines vary. For current deadline information, please contact the Mississippi Department of Education at the information provided in the contact section of this posting.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary. Perkins Federal Funds are budgeted by the LEA (and consortium member) in preparing the District Local Plan Updates (LPU) annually.

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