State Board Policy

DESCRIPTOR TERM: Career and Technical Education Plan Funds
CODE: 8302
ADOPTION DATE: June 21, 1991
REVISION: November 18, 2011

The State Board of Education shall not allow any vocational plan funds to be distributed to a local educational agency unless that district has an approved or approvable local plan for career and technical education on file with the Office of Career and Technical Education for the fiscal year in which funds are being requested.

The State Board shall use a formula in allocating federal vocational funds ( 85%Title II-Carl Perkins) to local educational agencies as required by federal statutes. The Office of Career and Technical Education shall be responsible for updating the formula each year to ensure a fair and equitable allocation of funds to the eligible recipient. The State Board shall make a determination at the beginning of each plan period of the counties that are classified as economically depressed based on either of the following two factors:

  1. Counties that have over one and half times the national unemployment rate for the past 3 years.
  2. Counties that have 20% or more of their families below the poverty level.

The Office of Career and Technical Education shall be responsible for making this determination for the State Board and for the allocation of Title III B-Carl Perkins funds and for targeting Title II-Carl Perkins funds.

Funds (85% Title II-Carl Perkins) allocated to local educational agencies shall be allocated by the distribution formula and will be administered by the local plan/application.

Funds (Title II-Carl Perkins) allocated to local educational agencies for nontraditional services shall be awarded on an RFP project basis with priorities given to depressed areas.

Funds (1% Title II-Carl Perkins) for correctional institutional services shall be awarded to the Department of Corrections for vocational support services and shall be limited to salaries and equipment.

Funds (Title III B-Carl Perkins) allocated to local educational agencies for home economics for depressed areas shall be distributed on a modified ongoing program process or through an RFP project.

Funds (state and federal) allocated to local educational agencies for vocational adult short-term programs shall be distributed on a class request basis.

Funds (Title III A-Carl Perkins) allocated to local educational agencies for Community Based Organization services shall be awarded on an RFP basis.

Funds (Title III E-Carl Perkins) allocated for Tech Prep shall be awarded on an application basis and shall be administered through the public community/junior colleges.

Funds (state vocational) allocated to local educational agencies for support of ongoing programs shall be continuous unless notification is given prior to March 1st preceding the next fiscal year and shall be distributed through the ongoing program process.

Funds distributed to Mississippi State University/Research and Curriculum Unit shall be allocated by grant agreement.

Legal Reference: Public Law 101-392

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