On July 31, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (Perkins V) into law (Public Law 115-224). This Act reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and will go into effect on July 1, 2019. The first year of implementation will be the transition year when eligible agencies will submit a one-year transition plan in May 2019 for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. The full four-year plan covering all the requirements of the Act will be submitted in April 2020 for the period of July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2024.
Information below is provided as a guide, or example for Local Needs Assessments.
30 Day Public Comment Period on Arkansas CARES Act Tydings Waiver (opens May 1, 2020)
30-Day Public Comment Period on State COVID-19 Perkins Waiver (opens April 24, 2020)
60-Day Public Comment Period on State Determined Performance Indicators open Feb. 14, 2020.
Note: The posted draft of the State Determined Performance Indicators is a work in progress document, and will be updated periodically until the final document is submitted.
30-Day Public Comment Period on State Quality Performance Indicators. (Closes December 26, 2019)
60-Day Public Comment Period on State Draft Perkins V State Plan. (Closes January 25, 2020)
Note: The posted draft of the Perkins V State Plan is a work in progress document, and will be updated periodically until the final draft is submitted.