Federal and State funds are available to help provide career and technical education (CTE) programs and services. Federal Perkins Basic grants help schools and districts offer programs that develop the academic and technical skills of students at secondary and postsecondary institutions. Funds from these grants can be used for a broad range of programs, services, and activities designed to improve career and technical education programs.
To be eligible for a grant, applicants must operate a career and technical education program that:
- Strengthens the academic and technical skills of students participating in career and technical education programs
- Integrates core academic subjects into technical education programs through an aligned sequence of courses
- Provides students with experience and a comprehensive understanding of a career cluster
- Develops, improves, or expands the use of technology in CTE
- Provides professional development to teachers, counselors, and administrators
- Develops and implements evaluations of the CTE programs carried out with grant funds
- Initiates, improves, expands, and modernizes quality CTE programs
- Provides services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be impactful
- Links secondary to postsecondary CTE programs
Every application for funding under Perkins V must clearly address the requirements of:
- New Mexico Perkins V State Plan 2020-2024
- The State’s Content Standards
- Perkins V Secondary Performance Indicators
- Perkins V Postsecondary Performance Indicators
- NM Dash Site Plan
By meeting these requirements, applications should be in compliance with state and federal laws, while also demonstrating that the applicant contributes to the vision of creating a viable and progressive Career and Technical Education system in New Mexico.
The link below provides access to your institution’s CTE Application. The Grant Management Site (GMS) hosts a comprehensive CTE application that can be used by secondary and postsecondary applicants to apply for all available CTE funding including Perkins V Basic Grant and NextGen sources.
NextGen funding is available ONLY to secondary institutions. Perkins Basic funding is available to secondary and postsecondary institutions.
CTE Applications, beginning in 2020 (FY21) with the Perkins V authorization, now run on a two-year program cycle. Only the addition of second year CTE budgets is required if an institution has been approved for funding for the first year of the two-year program cycle. New applications for CTE funding may be submitted mid-program cycle however. The deadline for submitting the application in the spring of each year varies. Please contact your CTE Regional Association Coach for details.
CTE coordinators/directors must request username and password access to the GMS. Follow the ‘Request an account’ link on the GMS landing page. If you need or already have an account, please click on the following link to access the CTE Grant Management Site (GMS):
If you have never applied for a Perkins or NextGen grant, you will need to contact the New Mexico Public Education Department, College and Career Readiness Bureau (CCRB) for support with your initial application. Please contact the CCRB staff for more information and assistance.