Keys to Unlocking Perkins Funding for Your HVAC/R Program
Lori Northrup, CFO of iConnect Training, shared invaluable insights on receiving Perkins funds at the prestigious industry show, “Did you Know? The ESCO HVAC Show” earlier this year at their annual conference in Las Vegas! Perkins funding is a valuable resource that can help enhance and strengthen your career and technical education initiatives. In her presentation, Lori provides essential information, practical tips and exciting opportunities to maximize your program’s success and access the funding you need.
The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended (now on Perkins V), is an Act of Congress that serves as the principal source of federal funding to states for the improvement of secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs. This act aims to develop the academic, career and technical skills of students who choose to enroll in career and technical education programs.
Through the allocation of significant federal funds, this act supports career and technical education programs across the country. These funds are distributed to states based on specific formulas and guidelines established by the legislation. Understanding how the allocation process works is crucial in maximizing your program’s funding potential. While Perkins funding follows federal guidelines, it’s important to note that each state may have its own specific requirements and regulations regarding the use and distribution of these funds. Familiarizing yourself with your state’s unique policies will help you navigate the funding landscape more effectively.