The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.


What about Perkins?

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 requires that states and local districts address the needs of special population students. The act allows for 10 percent of the federal grant award to be used on state leadership activities. The Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee is a leadership grant that supports CTE administrators, faculty, counselors, K-Adult instructors, equity specialist, CTE coordinators and grant coordinators in the preparation for non-traditional fields in current and emerging professions, and other activities that expose students, related to special populations, to high skill, high wage occupations.

Perkins special population students are defined as:

  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children 
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women, and displace homemakers 
  • Individuals preparing for nontraditional training and employment 
  • Individuals with disabilities 
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency