Topical Heading

Vocational Education
Program Title

Vocational Education—Basic Grants to States
CFDA # (or ED #)

Administering Office

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
Who May Apply (specifically)

Awards are made to state eligible agencies for vocational education, which in turn award at least 85 percent of the funds on the basis of statutory formulas to eligible recipients.
Type of Assistance (by category)

Formula Grants

Fiscal Year 2004 $1,168,239,440 Fiscal Year 2005 $1,167,578,275 Fiscal Year 2006 $1,155,902,206
Fiscal Year 2006 Awards Information

Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Number of New Awards Anticipated: 53 Range of New Awards: $634,400–$127,638,500
Legislative Citation

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Perkins Act), Title I; 20 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.
Program Regulations

Program Description

Federal funds are made available to develop more fully the academic, vocational, and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in vocational and technical programs.
Types of Projects

This program provides states with support for state leadership activities, administration of the state plan for vocational and technical education, and subgrants to eligible recipients to improve vocational and technical education programs. To be eligible for a subgrant, an eligible recipient must operate a vocational and technical education program that: • Strengthens the academic, vocational, and technical skills of students participating in vocational and technical education programs, achieved by integrating core academic subjects into vocational and technical education programs through a coherent sequence of courses; • Provides students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry; • Develops, improves, or expands the use of technology in vocational and technical education; • Provides professional development programs to teachers, counselors, and administrators; • Develops and implements evaluations of the vocational and technical education programs carried out with funds under the Perkins Act, including an assessment of how the needs of special populations are being met; • Initiates, improves, expands, and modernizes quality vocational and technical education programs;

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• Provides services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective; and • Links secondary vocational and technical education, including Tech-Prep programs, with postsecondary vocational and technical education programs.
Education Level (by category)

Secondary, Postsecondary, Vocational, Adult
Subject Index

Adult Vocational Education, State-Federal Aid, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Contact Information

Name: John A. Haigh, Jr. E-mail Address: Mailing Address: U.S. Department of Education, OVAE Division of Academic and Technical Education 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Rm.11017, PCP Washington, DC 20202-7241 Telephone: (202) 245-7735 Fax: (202) 245-7837
Links to Related Web Sites 

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