Perkins V State Plan

In 2018, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) was reauthorized by Congress as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Perkins V went into effect July 1, 2019. Annually, Perkins V provides federal funding for secondary and postsecondary CTE programs in Nebraska. The 2019-20 federal award to Nebraska is $7,209,648. To receive these funds, Nebraska must submit a four-year State Plan identifying how the new provisions of the law will be implemented, which includes statewide performance targets. Nebraska utilized fiscal year 2020 (beginning on July 1, 2019) to develop a plan for and transition to the new requirements of the law.

Perkins V State Plan

Planning and development of the Nebraska Perkins V State Plan was an in-depth process that involved over 1,000 Nebraskans – including partners and stakeholders from across the State representing broad diversity of education and workforce programs, business and industry, communities, and learners.

View Nebraska’s proposed Perkins V State Plan draft.


A high-level overview of the State Plan and its development, along with a comparison of implementation provisions can be found in this Nebraska Perkins V State Plan Highlights and Change Summary document.

State Determined Levels of Performance

Within the proposed State Plan are performance assessment targets. These targets were determined by utilizing historical data and federal guidelines. The federally required indicators refer to measurements Nebraska CTE will use, in part, to evaluate whether CTE goals are being met statewide annually.

Provide input!

The Nebraska Department of Education is now seeking public input on both the proposed four-year State Plan and performance targets.

  • Comments will be accepted on the State Plan and the proposed performance targets through February 9, 2020

For additional comments or questions, please contact Katie Graham, Nebraska CTE State Director, at

Updated January 9, 2020 3:52pm