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CTEA-Career & Technical Education Act (formerly VTEA)

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Career & Technical Education Act (CTEA) Newsletters

Fall 2010 Newsletter

Spring 2010 Newsletter

Fall 2009 Newsletter

Spring 2009 Newsletter

CTEA Funds Application Information, 2012/13

The application forms are availble to propose projects for 2012/13. Please follow the link below for additional information and links to the required forms.

Link to RFPs 2012/13

The next link is to the CTEA RFP EValuation Standards; these standards form, in part, the basis for decisions about funding for projects:

CTEA RFP Evaluation Matrix

The next link contains a writable file for your end-of-the-year report about your CTEA-funded project. Please send the report to Chuck Robbins (

CTEA End-of-the-Year Report


Frequently Asked Questions

What is CTEA (VTEA)?

CTEA is the Career and Technical Education Act (Carl D. Perkins IV Career and Technical Education Act).  CTEA provides Federal funding that is granted states and then community college districts.  

The funds are used to prepare students in Career and Technical Education (CTE, also known as vocational or occupational education) to be more competitive in the world economy.  CTEA funds are designed to provide supplementary services that students may need to succeed in career and technical programs.

What does CTEA Fund?

Funds are designed to:

  • Improve or expand; not maintain programs or supplant district funds

  • Develop, implement, and improve Career and Technical Education (CTE), not general education programs

  • Support programs, not isolated courses

  • Assist CTE programs that have an active advisory committee that meets at required intervals

These are “categorical” funds, much like those used by programs such as Disability Resources Department (DRD), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), and Matriculation.  They are not general funds and have their own set of legislated guidelines and requirements. 

To guide planning and use of CTEA funds, the District submitted a required five-year Perkins Plan to the state funding agency in Spring 2008. 

What CTEA does not fund:

  • Non-occupational programs

  • Ongoing operational expenses (no supplanting)

Link to Sample Projects

Link to CTEA Projects, 2009/10

How will CTEA processes and decisions be communicated this year?

TIMELINE, 2012 - 2013

As in the past, CTEA funds are allocated using an open Request for Proposal (RFP) process in which the college solicits funding requests for 2012 - 2013.  The tentative timelines are as follows:

  • March 29 , 2012:  SRJC Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2012 - 2013 released

  • April 10, 2012: SRJC CTEA Local Planning Team Meeting

  • April 26, 2012:  Prioritized RFPs due in CTEA office from cluster deans

  • June 16, 2012:  Results of decisions regarding RFPs for fiscal year 2012 - 2013 and allocation funding sent to departments

  • July 1, 2012: Funds available for disbursement

SRJC Local Planning Team - Perkins IV funding requires that local entities have a Planning Team to provide recommendations regarding use of CTEA funds. The Team has representatives from faculty, students, special populations, industry, and administration.

Interested in joining the CTE Local Planning Team?

For more information, contact Chuck Robbins at 527-4498 or

Faculty Mini-Grants, 2011/12

CTEA has Mini-Grant funds for special faculty projects. Max grant per project is $500. Faculty may receive two Mini-Grants per fiscal year. Follow the Forms link below to learn more about Mini-gants and to access application forms.

Link to Mini Grant Forms

Information & Data

Follow the link below to Data to access information regarding economic conditions, job market, and other issues relevent to Career & Technical Education.

Link to Economic Data





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