- Amount: $401,172 (anticipated award)
- Project Period: 07/01/2017-06/30/2018
- Contact Person: Laura DaVinci
- Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, administered by the Colorado Career & Technical Education and the Colorado Community College System
The purpose of this grant is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge and skills-based economy. Perkins supports career and technical education that prepares its students both for postsecondary education and the careers of their choice. The federal contribution to career and technical education -- about $1.3 billion annually -- supports innovation and expands access to quality programs. State and local funding supports the career and technical education infrastructure and pays teachers' salaries and other operating expenses. This is a yearly renewing grant.