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Meeting Spending Requirements

Overview – Federal Spending Requirements

The reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Act of 2006 (Perkins V) updates and strengthens the accountability for the expenditure of these federal funds.

  • All funds must be expended strategically in pursuit of one or more of the following Five Oregon Perkins Goals:
    1. Standards & Content
    2. Alignment & Articulation
    3. Accountability & Evaluation
    4. Student Support Services
    5. Professional Development
  • Perkins V details the Required Activities for Use of Funds detailing how the fund must be used to support High School through Community College Programs of Study.

Federal grant funds must improve and enhance CTE Programs of Study and not supplant state or local funds. Federal funds may not result in a decrease in state or local funding that would have been available to conduct the activity had federal funds not been received. In other words, federal funds may not free up state or local dollars for other purposes, but should create or augment CTE programs to an extent not possible without federal dollars. The Consortium must be able to demonstrate that federal funds are added to the amount of state and local funds that would be made available for uses specified in your plan.