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The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) works to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and programs of study.

Career and Technical Education
CTE Program Applications

Districts are required to complete an annual CTE program consultation with the DOE Division of Career and Technical Education in conjunction with the SD-CLNA to maintain their program approval status. DCTE Regional Specialists will guide districts through this process on a one on one basis. There are three basic elements of this process outside of the consultation itself. Please follow up with your district’s regional specialist for further guidance and instructions.

Please use the link for the CTE region your district belongs to. Check which region your district is in.

District Reports

Teacher Reports

Concentrator Definition

Perkins Reserve Grants

The 2020-2021 Perkins Reserve Grants are now open!

  • Application
  • Proposal deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021
  • Award notification: March 1, 2021
  • Grant awards will cap at $30,000 each
  • See application for complete details on eligibility and process

Contact Michelle Nelson with the SD Department of Education at (605) 295-1930 with any question.