Laws & Funding

Career and technical education (CTE) is governed by State and federal laws and State rules. The federal compliance office is the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. The State Board of Education is the state governing board. 

  • Rules & Regulations
    • State. Rules and statutes regarding CTE at the high school level in Maine.
    • Federal. All CTE schools are subject to the federal Carl D. Perkins Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations.
  • Methods of Administration (MOA). The Department conducts CTE site visits as part of its Vocational Education MOA civil rights compliance of districts that receive federal funding.
  • Perkins Grant. CTE schools must annually submit a grant application to indicate how they will use Perkins funds. Learn how and when to apply.