Perkins IV

For information on the reauthorized "Perkins V" and South Dakota's plans for implementation, please see the Perkins V page.

The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 offers the South Dakota Board of Education, the Department of Education, and the Office of Career and Technical Education many opportunities to further its efforts to develop and enhance secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and participate in the state’s high school reform efforts.

Click here for an overview on CTE Programs in South Dakota.

The concepts put forth in Perkins IV align closely with the Department’s vision for career and technical education:

  • implementation of career clusters and programs of study in all approved secondary and postsecondary CTE programs;
  • programs of study to meet the state’s economic development needs;
  • program improvement, especially improvement based on the Perkins accountability requirements;
  • professional development tied to accountability measures and results;
  • a unified system for career and technical education in the state based on rigorous and relevant coursework;
  • alternative delivery methods to make CTE more accessible to students;
  • increased dual credit, articulation, and advanced placement opportunities for CTE students;
  • creation of a new system for CTE with built-in supports and resources.

CTE Approved Program Applications
Program Application Example
Program Application FAQs
Program Application Checklist

Any school district or entity wishing to reach ‘Approved CTE Program’ status for school year 2019-2020 must submit an application on or before March 1, 2019. Applications can by submitted using the instructions above and this link-

If you have questions or need support in completing the CTE Program Application, contact your regional specialist.

  Career Clusters

Budget Amendment Process

CTE teacher may contact their Regional CTE Specialist about new requests to see if requests are "approvable" (email, phone, etc.), BUT . . .

CTE teacher must then submit amendment request(s) to the consortium, multi-district, or school district Perkins Director.

The Perkins Director will submit amendment through the online Grants Management System.

Perkins Policies and Guidance
Perkins Grant Timeline When Obligations are Made
Perkins Waiver Policy Perkins Improvement Process
SD's Five Year Plan Allowable Perkins Costs
Advisory Panel Booklet Approved Program Options
Perkins Inventory Policy Perkins Justifications and Tips
Perkins Disallowable Costs Guidance Using Data for Improving Programs
SD Perkins Consortium FAQ Time and Effort Reporting Guidance

Perkins Grant Forms
FY19 Perkins Local Plan Form Time and Effort: Semi-annual certification
FY19 Perkins Consortium Agreement Time and Effort: Personnel Activity Report (PAR)
Perkins Reserve RFP Time and Effort: Hourly Personnel Activity Report
Eligible Districts for Perkins Reserve Grants FY19 Perkins GMS Budget Instructions

Useful Links
CTE Annual Report Financial Reporting Forms Perkins Data Collection System


For more information, contact Kim Roth at the Department of Education's Division of Career and Technical Education at (605) 280-6362.