Basic Grant


Under Perkins IV, federal funds are made available to help provide vocational-technical education programs and services to youth and adults. The majority of funds appropriated under Perkins IV are awarded as grants to state education agencies. These State Basic Grants are allotted to states according to a formula based on states’ populations in target age groups and their per capita income.

Basic Grants help states, schools, and districts offer programs that develop the academic, vocational, and technical skills of students in secondary and postsecondary institutions. Funds from Basic Grants can be used for a broad range of programs, services, and activities designed to improve career–technical education programs.


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