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Perkins Forms and Files

This page contains links to a variety of forms and resources to assist with specific tasks related to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.

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Application for Funding
Claim and Reporting Forms
Local Plan Forms
Perkins Program Monitoring
Resource Documents


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Perkins Timeline and Due Dates

Timeline of Activities and Reports

Timeline for local educational agency submission of funding notices, applications, claims and reports

Application for Funding

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Application for Funding

Online form necessary to complete the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 Application for Funding, including the Budget/Expenditure Schedule.

Claim and Reporting Forms

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Capital Outlay

Form to request and justify Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act capital outlay expenditures

CDE 20

Enrollment Report to Establish Eligibility for Section 132 Postsecondary Funds

Form to report an unduplicated count of adults (eligible recipients of Section 132 funds) meeting the economically disadvantaged career technical education enrollment criteria.

CDE 21


Fall Term Enrollments in ROCPs and Adult Schools

Form needed to complete the annual report of fall enrollments in Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs) and adult schools. These data are required for the division of the Perkins IV, Title 1, Part C funds between secondary and postsecondary programs.

CDE 21 Course List Guide

This form provides a list of courses that should not be counted on the CDE 21 form or assisted with Perkins funds.

Local Plan Forms and Instructions

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Cover Page (DOC)

Local Plan Cover Page

Perkins IV local plan cover page to be submitted with the local plan forms.

Local Plan Forms

Forms for the development of the Perkins IV local plans that provide required descriptions and assurances related to the administration and use of the funds.

Local Plan Instructions

This document provides local educational agencies with pertinent information on the federal and state initiatives responsible for the focus and required content of the local plan. It also provides instructions, guidelines, and support information needed for developing and submitting the plan.

Local Plan Review Guide

The local plan review guide indicates the acceptable level of information necessary to have a local plan approved by CDE.

Perkins Program Monitoring

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Perkins Program Monitoring

Perkins Program Monitoring

The accountability requirements of local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in the federal Perkins Act funding were significantly changed by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and the ensuing administrative guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

Perkins Program Monitoring Action Plan

Action plan template to address each core indicator below 90 percent.

Perkins Program Monitoring Action Plan - Sample

Sample - action plan addressing each core indicator below 90 percent.

Career Technical Education (CTE) - Self Review

11 Elements of a high-quality CTE program self review tool.

Resource Documents

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State Plan External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

State Plan

The 2008-2012 California State Plan for Career Technical Education (CTE)

Perkins Act of 2006

Full text of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270)

Perkins Guide Book

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education guide book.

Career Technical Education Advisory Committee Manual

This manual provides information for Career Technical Education (CTE) coordinators, school administrators, boards of trustees, teachers of CTE, and advisory committee members. Included is information on the formation, functions, duties, and operation of advisory committees.

Equipment Management


Equipment Management Handbook

Federal and state equipment-management laws, rules, and regulations needed to develop and maintain a vocational education equipment inventory.

Equipment Disposal/Removal Form

Career Technical Education inventory equipment disposal/removal form VE-35.

Career Technical Education Course Code Definitions by Sector and Pathways 2017–18 Users Guide

The course definitions in this users guide reflect instructional practices and national and state curriculum guidelines for CALPADS reporting as of 2017–18.

CALPADS Mapping Template for CTE (XLSX; 3MB)

CALPADS/CTE Mapping Template

Perkins Coordinators (districts' CTE experts) may use this tool to assist their local CALPADS administrator to more accurately identify local course codes that are CTE eligible and match them up with the appropriate CALPADS codes for CTE coursework.

Memo to CTSO Advisors

Criteria for expenditure of Perkins funds for Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) by general areas of expenditures of funds, as well as examples of both allowable and non-allowable expenditures.

Questions:   Career Technical Education Leadership Office | | 916-322-5050
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 27, 2019