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As we recently reported, Congress recently approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which increases overall discretionary funding caps for domestic programs. Congress must now begin the task of setting funding levels for individual programs for FY 2016, including Perkins, before the current short-term funding bill expires on December 11. It will be up to the appropriations committees in the House and Senate to determine which individual programs will receive a funding increase, and these decisions are expected to happen in the next few days.
On Friday, ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to restore funding for Perkins to the pre-sequestration level of $1.123 billion as part of the FY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill.
We will continue to work closely with congressional appropriators to promote the full restoration of Perkins funding. Please help us in our efforts by taking a few minutes to contact your Members of Congress and let them know that it is time to make investing in CTE a top priority!
Posted by Mitch Coppes on 11/16/2015 at 10:06 AM in Action Alerts, Federal Funding | Permalink
I am a CTE teacher and Perkins' Funds help to maintain the costs of funding the program I teach which is Information Technology.
Terry Teeter |
11/24/2015 at 07:57 AM
Please do what is right for our school programs and vote yes..
Robert Yost |
11/24/2015 at 10:43 AM
I am a CTE Teacher who teaches Collision Repair Technology and Perkins helps the program stay updated with modern technology and equipment to run my program effectively.
David Robinsno |
11/24/2015 at 12:27 PM
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