Carl D. Perkins Grant and Administration

The Carl D. Perkins grant is the federal funding that supports career and technical education (CTE). Along with Maine’s acceptance of these funds come a number of federal requirements (such as having programs of study, adhering to rules on time and effort). CTE schools must complete grant applications each year to access this funding, which can only be used to support CTE programs and students. Perkins supports CTE students who are members of special populations; articulated pathways between secondary and postsecondary education (many allow secondary students to receive postsecondary credit); and business and industry certifications.

Online Grant System

CTE schools must apply each year for Perkins funds. The Online Grant System software facilitates this process. Directions for using the online grant system (PDF, 3MB) provide screen shots and explanations of how to move through the system. Once the grant is approved and local funds have been spent, monies are reimbursed to local school units via the Federal Grant Reimbursement System.

Guidance & Information

When using federal grant money to pay for goods, services or property in a school system, there are many rules that must be followed. Guidance is available in the following areas:

The following documents and links are provided to assist school systems in maintaining compliance with State and federal laws and requirements.