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Deadline: March 30, 2018

New Mexico Public Education Department: Basic Grant, Perkins IV Federal Funds

Under Perkins IV, federal funds are made available to help provide vocational-technical education programs and services to youth and adults. The majority of funds appropriated under Perkins IV are awarded as grants to state education agencies. These State Basic Grants are allotted to states according to a formula based on states’ populations in target age groups and their per capita income.

Basic Grants help states, schools, and districts offer programs that develop the academic, vocational, and technical skills of students in secondary and postsecondary institutions. Funds from Basic Grants can be used for a broad range of programs, services, and activities designed to improve career–technical education programs.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must operate a vocational and technical education program that:

  • Strengthens the academic, vocational, and technical skills of students participating in vocational and technical education programs
  • Integrates core academic subjects into vocational and technical education programs through a sequence of courses
  • Provides students with extensive experience in and a comprehensive understanding of an industry
  • Develops, improves, or expands the use of technology in vocational and technical education
  • Provides professional development programs to teachers, counselors, and administrators
  • Develops and implements evaluations of the vocational and technical education programs carried out with funds under the Perkins Act
  • Initiates, improves, expands, and modernizes quality vocational and technical education programs
  • Provides services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective
  • Links secondary vocational and technical education, including Tech-Prep programs, with postsecondary vocational and technical education programs

Every application for funding under Perkins IV must clearly address the requirements of:

  • The State’s Perkins IV Plan
  • The Perkins Act
  • The State’s Content Standards
  • Benchmarks and Performance Standards
  • The local Education Plan for Student Success (EPSS)

Amount: Not specified.

Eligibility: New Mexico state supported institutions. Applicants that have never applied for this type of grant will need to contact the Public Education Department and have an account created for your institution and may contact Marangellie Trujilloat for assistance at: Marangellie.Trujillo2@state.nm.us.

Link: https://score.ped.state.nm.us/Pages/ViewByPath/GrantApplicationsAmpReports/BasicGrant/Overview

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