State funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE) is based on the regular Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU), including incentives to provide CTE in all forty districts. Funding is used to pay for the added costs of instruction for CTE programs. This legislative funding is often referred to as “CTE Add-on” In addition, local funding in the school districts is also used to support CTE programs.
CTE funding is also supplemented with Carl D. Perkins funding, a federal appropriation. The federal government is highly interested in CTE to prepare the workforce with the academic and technical skills to succeed in a global economy. The additional funding is used to develop new CTE programs and update existing programs for in demand and emerging careers.
The purpose of the “Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (Perkins V) is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs of study.
This information is intended for use by eligible school districts, charter schools, colleges and universities within the state of Utah.
Size, Scope, and Quality Requirements
To be eligible for Perkins, an eligible recipient must provide a career and technical education program that is of such size, scope, and quality to bring about improvement in the quality of career and technical education programs (Sec. 135 (b) ).
Perkins Local Formula Funds
Eligible recipients must submit a Local Application and Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment for Fiscal Year 2022.
Both the Utah State Legislature and the United States Government have placed emphasis on accountability. Therefore, several reports have been developed by Utah State Board of Education to obtain information.
Local Applications, payment requests, and Accountability Reports (Part A) are now processed through the Utah Grants Management System.
Approved federal funds do not flow automatically to eligible recipients as do state funds. The federal flow of funding is based strictly on a reimbursement of actual costs expended. Payment requests can be sought at a minimum of a once a month. It is a mandatory requirement that Perkins funds be requested during the period of availability for those funds, which is typically 12 months.
This information is intended for use by Local Education Agencies (LEA) within the state of Utah. To be eligible for CTE funds LEAs must have approved CTE programs. To request a new CTE program, the school representative submits a formal application.
Fiscal Year 2022, Legislative Estimates
Fiscal Year 2021, Final
Fiscal Year 2020, Final
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CTE Programs and Financial Accountability
Phone: (801) 538-7738 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail
Federal and State Programs
Phone: (801) 538-7875 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail
Career and Technical Education
Phone: (801) 538-7657 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail