Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018. The new Act provides an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students and emphasizes alignment with state-level and local needs. This page provides current information on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's efforts to implement the new Act. The text of Perkins V can be found by clicking Perkins V Act.

Perkins Basic and Leadership Request for Applications (RFA)

Perkins Basic and Leadership RFA’s and resources as it pertains to completing the application(s).

Current Leadership Projects

Each year institutions compete for Perkins Leadership grants. Institutions who wish to compete for a Leadership grant must submit an application that encompasses a project that meets the following standards: advances 60x30TX through CTE Credential Completion, Field-Based Innovation, and/or Continuation Funding (reference the Perkins Leadership RFA for more information). Below are the current projects and projects from the previous year.

Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment

Tools, resources, and additional information for institutional use while conducting the comprehensive local needs assessment (CLNA) required by the Perkins V Act.

Perkins Tools and Data Resources

Tools and data resources for institutional use as it relates to Perkins programs.

Staff Contacts

Each Perkins institution has an assigned Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff member who can respond to specific questions and queries. The staff list and institution assignments can be found here: Perkins Staff Assignments

General Inquiries should be directed to