Perkins IV
On August 12, 2006, President Bush signed the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. The Act is authorized through 2012 and requires more accountability and a stronger focus on secondary and postsecondary linkages, academic and technical integration, and links with business and industry.

The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), has created a unified state plan for implementation of the Perkins IV Grant. MnSCU is hosting the Perkins IV website where users can find the guide to local plan transition year development, a joint local application and an operational handbook. Visit the MnSCU Perkins IV website and select “Forms” for more information.