State CTE funding is provided from the federal government by the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century” Act—also known as Perkins V. Each state participating in the Perkins program must submit a four-year plan outlining the state’s approach to implementation of the Act. The U.S. Department of Education approved DC CTE’s Perkins Four-Year State Plan in June of 2020. Read it below.
The DC CTE Perkins V State Plan provides the four-year strategic vision and framework for secondary and postsecondary CTE programming, funding, and accountability for schools throughout the District of Columbia. It defines how we will ensure all DC youth (including special populations) have equal opportunity to access the education and skills needed to enter the workforce with an in-demand, high-skill, high-wage occupation.