Perkins Administration

2020-2021 Perkins V Important Dates & Deadlines

March 1, 2020
Intent to Participate in Perkins forms are due
May 1, 2020
Amendment submissions for 19-20 Perkins grant due
May 22, 2020
Perkins Basic Grant local application due to NDE (tentative date)
June 15, 2020
All Perkins Accountability Data due to NDE
July 1, 2020
Grant Award Notification (GAN) for 1/4 of annual allocation available
(after local application approved by NDE)
September 1, 2020
Final Claims and Final Report due to NDE

Local Perkins Application (2020-2024)

This is the template for the Local Perkins Application under Perkins V. Once complete, this application will then be uploaded into the NDE’s Grants Management System where the remaining application components and requirements will be completed.

Click one of the following links to download an editable version of the Local Perkins Application covering program years 2020-2024:

Perkins Budget Template

This template is provided to help gather and prepare the necessary information to enable quick and easy entry into the GMS Perkins Budget.

Click here to download a copy of the Perkins Budget Template. 

The 2019-2020 Virtual Technical Assistance for Perkins Meeting  (Transition Year)
Secondary and Postsecondary

View the 2019-2020 PowerPoint Presentation


This presentation was delivered three times in the Spring of 2018. Information provided included: introductions of new NCE staff, general updates, Perkins grant management, accounting & closeout processes, CTE data & research insights and outcomes, reVISION, and more!

Perkins Grant Management Guide

Areas of Emphasis

  • Perkins V requires Nebraska and local recipients to put emphasis in areas designed to result in program improvement and increased student achievement. These areas include:
  • Driving program improvement through programs of study
  • Requiring data-driven decision making on local spending through the new comprehensive local needs assessment (reVISION), involving significant stakeholder consultation and a focus on disaggregated data.
  • Using the increased statewide Perkins reserve fund to spur local innovation and implementation of programs of study
  • Support for career exploration in the middle grades (grades 5-8)
  • Program quality, including a new program quality performance indicator
  • Increasing the focus on serving special populations, including an expanded definition and required uses of statewide Perkins leadership funds

Guiding Assumptions

The following guiding assumptions are instrumental in moving Perkins V forward:

Federal Perkins V funding for Nebraska CTE is not an entitlement at either the state or local level

The use of Perkins V funds must be focused on school improvement and increased student achievement outcomes

CTE and academic core content must be integrated in a comprehensive way connecting the core academics of CTE courses

Students must participate in systemic career development at all levels of education

the skills needed for success in postsecondary education and careers are one in the same

CTE must be strategically positioned within the broader vision, mission, and goals for education within the state of Nebraska.

6 Required Local Uses of Funds

1. Funds shall be used to support CTE programs of sufficient size, scope and quality

2. Funds shall be used to provide professional development for teachers, faculty, school leaders, administrators, specialized instructional support personnel, career guidance and academic counselors

3. Funds shall be used to provide within CTE the skills necessary to pursue careers in high-skill, high-wage, high demand occupations

4. Funds shall be used to support integration of academic skills into CTE programs and programs of study

5. Funds shall be used to plan and carry out element that support the implementation of CTE programs and programs of study and that result in increasing student achievement of the local levels of performance established

6. Funds shall be used to develop and implement evaluations of the activities carried out with funds including evaluations necessary to complete the comprehensive needs assessment required

2020-21 Perkins Management Guide

Updated January 27, 2020 1:59pm