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Perkins Special Populations


The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (commonly referred to as Perkins IV) and provides nearly $1.3 billion annually for career and technical education (CTE) programs for our nation's youth and adults. 

Please visit Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) for more information on Perkins V.

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Special Populations (as defined by Perkins V)

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults
  • Individuals preparing for nontraditional fields
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Out-of-workforce individuals
  • Homeless individuals
  • Youth who are in, or who have aged out of, the foster care system
  • Individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency

For further information, please contact Malinda Shell.