Perkins V Becomes Law, without “Perkins”
The federal law that governs continuing and technical education (CTE) programs, commonly known as “Perkins,” has been reauthorized as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (P.L. 115-224). The new law—widely referred to as Perkins V—takes effect on July 1, 2019 (the beginning of a one-year transition period) and extends through June 30, 2025.
It eliminates Title II of the existing program (“Tech Prep”), which has not been funded in recent years, and includes other changes. This brief highlights the new law’s fiscal components.