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Letter from the Secretary

SD Department of Education
March 2017  
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Perkins Reserve grant apps due March 13

The Department of Education is accepting applications for Perkins Reserve Grants. Maximum grant awards of $30,000 are available.

District eligibility criteria:
In order to apply for a Perkins Reserve Grant, the school district must meet the following criteria:

  • Offer one or more approved career and technical education programs in the 2016-17 school year within a rural school district in South Dakota.
  • Submit a complete and accurate application on or prior to March 13.
  • If awarded a grant, commit to completing work outlined in the application by Aug. 15.
Uses of grant funds:
Perkins Reserve Grants will be awarded competitively for the following uses:
  • The purchase of industry‐grade classroom equipment or curricula.
  • The purchase of high‐quality professional development opportunities.
Examples of eligible purchases are included in Appendix A of the grant application.

Applications are due March 13. Awards will be announced by March 27, and projects can start in April.

Here is the grant guidance/application.


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