Perkins Act

Program Application Instructions

The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 offers the South Dakota Board of Education, the Department of Education, and the Office of Career and Technical Education many opportunities to further its efforts to develop and enhance secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and participate in the state’s high school reform efforts.

Click here for an overview on CTE Programs in South Dakota.

The concepts put forth in Perkins IV align closely with the Department’s vision for career and technical education:

- implementation of career clusters and programs of study in all approved secondary and postsecondary CTE programs;
- programs of study to meet the state’s economic development needs;
- program improvement, especially improvement based on the Perkins accountability requirements;
- professional development tied to accountability measures and results;
- a unified system for career and technical education in the state based on rigorous and relevant coursework;
- alternative delivery methods to make CTE more accessible to students;
- increased dual credit, articulation, and advanced placement opportunities for CTE students;
- creation of a new system for CTE with built-in supports and resources.

CTE Approved Program Applications
Any program wishing to reach “Approved CTE Program” status for school year 2015-16 must submit an application on or before March 2, 2015. Applications can be submitted in the Perkins Data System.

Questions, including logon information, can be directed to Kim Van Den Hemel at (605) 773-3423.

Instructions for completing the applications can be found here.
  Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  Architecture & Construction
  Arts, AV Technology & Communications
  Business, Management & Administration
  Education & Training
  Health Science
  Hospitality & Tourism
  Human Services
  Information Technology
  Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Budget Amendment Process

CTE teacher may contact DCTE about new requests to see if requests are "approvable" (email, phone, etc.), BUT . . .

CTE teacher must then submit amendment request(s) to the consortium, multi-district, or school district Perkins Director.

Upon approval by DCTE, the consortium, multi-district, or school district Perkins Director then makes changes to spreadsheet and renames it to School/Multi-district/ Consortium Name, Amendment 1, 2, 3, etc. (Example: Sioux Falls Amendment 1).

DCTE then approves amended application, sends to Grants Management Office. Letter with new amended budget sent to consortium, multi-district, or school district Perkins Director.

SD's Five Year Plan Required Use of Funds
Allowable Perkins Costs Advisory Panel Booklet
Approved Program Options DOE Inventory Rules
Strategies to Meet Core Indicators Using Data for Improving Programs

Perkins Reserve Grant
Perkins Reserve RFP
Perkins Reserve RFP Rubric
Perkins Required Use of Funds - May 2012

Useful Links
CTE Annual Report
Financial Reporting Forms
Perkins Data Collection System


For more information, contact the Department of Education's Division of Career and Technical Education at (605) 773-3423. Click here for contact list.