Grant Details

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


    Career and Technical Education (CTE) can help students prepare for a broad range of careers. These courses provide a meaningful framework of practical instruction that helps bridge the gap between education and an authentic career experience.

    In Misissippi, all CTE curricula are research-based and meet industry-specific standards in technology, workplace skills, and academics. In response to ever-changing business and industry needs, we evaluate and update our programs frequently. These programs are part of an integrated educational delivery system that accommodates every secondary and postsecondary school district.

    CTE programs, whether in secondary, postsecondary, short-term adult, industry training, or business and industry partnership settings, enable students to acquire needed skills and abilities to achieve their occupational goals. Upon successful completion of CTE program area courses, students will possess marketable job skills and national industry certifications.

    Program Areas:

    • Adult Learners
    • Agricultural and Related Technology
    • Business and Computer Technology
    • CONTREN Learning Series
    • Family and Consumer Sciences and Related Technologies
    • Health Science Technology
    • Marketing and Cooperative Education
    • Technology Education
    • Trade, Technical, and Engineering-Related Technologies

    Student Organizations: The Division of Student Organizations provides opportunities to expand and enhance students' overall educational experience, improve their social skills, gain self-confidence, acquire leadership skills, and learn how to function as a member of a group or team. The following student organizations, coordinated by the Division of Student Organizations, create a medium for interaction among students, faculty, staff, and the community as a whole.

    The Mississippi State Four-Year Plan July 2020 – June 2024 can be found here


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Allowable expenditures include:

    SALARIES for Student Service Coordinator (Special Populations Coordinators) Secondary salaries for approved positions will be reimbursed at 50% of the minimum program scale for up to 200 days, based on contract length and total contracted salary. Postsecondary approved positions will be reimbursed at 100% of the MAEP program scale for up to 240 days, based on contract length and total contracted salary.

    CAPITALIZED EQUIPMENT- Program Specific Area. Equipment should be targeted: (a) to areas/programs with highest concentrations of special populations, (b) to programs that are not equipped for the delivery system, and (c) for technology enhancement. Equipment submitted for approval to purchase for reimbursement with Perkins funds should be state-of-theart and incorporate current and emerging technology to improve and provide instruction that is technologically enhanced and appropriate in terms of emerging high-tech workplace environments. Equipment is not to be purchased to maintain status quo. Equipment Plans must be submit in the Lotus Notes, EMTS (Equipment Management Tracking System).

    ADULT PROGRAMS - Reimbursement of the approved instructor's salary only at the approved hourly rate for instructional time for approved programs. Requests should be limited to adult vocational programs that are directly related to industry needs, programs that are strongly tied to economic development, and programs for which job openings are projected or available.

    OTHER COST - Specific Program Area The Office of Career and Technical Education require Secondary and Postsecondary School Districts that purchase Other Cost Items to be reimbursed with Perkins federal funds to follow these Other Cost Guidelines which are part of the State Plan which can be accessed from the this link:


    Sabrina Ervin

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

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are CTE Mississippi LEA's.

    Deadline Details

    Deadlines vary by program area.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary. Perkins Federal Funds are budgeted by the LEA (and consortium member) in preparing the District Local Plan Updates (LPU) in April. The ESTIMATED Federal Budget Summary provides the approval for budgeting Perkins Funds. The ACTUAL allocation issued in early September is the final Perkins allocation. 

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