Mar 21, 2023

ED Issues Guidance on using Perkins Funds for GYO Programs

Carol Keirstead
R7CC supporting Mississippi Equitable Access to Effective Educators ; National Comprehensive Center Capacity Building Team
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A “Dear Colleague Letter (DCL),” issued by Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Amy Loyd, addresses how Perkins funds can be used to tackle our nation’s teacher shortage by using Perkins funds to implement Grow Your Own Programs

Among other things, the DCL describes allowable activities and strategies for which the $1.43 billion appropriated each year through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), may be used to improve the recruitment and preparation of future CTE educators, as well as educators that teach other subjects. As stated in the letter, “These programs include 'Grow Your Own' initiatives that recruit and prepare aspiring educators as early as high school, teacher residency programs, and Registered Apprenticeships for educators that are used to support teaching residencies, allowing teacher apprentices to earn a good wage while learning.” 

Read the full letter here