Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) Continuation

Fund Code: 452


The purpose of this federal continuation grant is to assist state and county correctional agencies with education programs that meet the definition of career and technical education as contained in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

Proposed programs of study must offer a sequence of at least two courses that provide adult and/or youth offenders with coherent and rigorous educational activities that develop the academic and technical knowledge and skills required to pursue further education and/or employment in current or emerging professions and result in an industry-recognized credential or certificate.


The priority is to support the establishment or substantial improvement of career & technical education programs that prepare returning citizens to succeed in CORI-neutral, in-demand, career pathways with a sustainable living wage. Note: A minimum of 10% of the program budget (direct or optional match) must be used to provide professional development for academic and/or technical teachers.


Only the three agencies who received prior funding (listed below) are eligible. Note: This is the last year of continuation grant funding for the applicants listed below.

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA: 84.048


Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding becomes available, it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.

The FY22 award for each program must be equal to or less than the FY21 award.

CountyApplicantAmount Funded
BerkshireBerkshire County Sheriff's Office$57,000
EssexEssex County Sheriff's Office$55,407
HampdenHampden County Sheriff's Office$44,702
Total awarded$157,109

Subject to federal appropriation, these final FY22 awards will require submission of: (1) an approved FY21 final report (2) a detailed budget narrative workbook and (3) a statement of assurances.

Fund Use:

Perkins V allocation funds must be used in accordance with Perkins IV and the Massachusetts Perkins V Manual. Funds shall supplement and shall not supplant non-Federal funds.

Project Duration:

Upon Approval – 8/31/2022

Program Unit:

Adult and Community Learning Services


Toby Maguire

Phone Number:

(781) 338-3814

Date Due:

Friday, September 17, 2021

Required Forms:

Submission Instructions:

Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants

In EdGrants, districts are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:

  • FY22 452 (Applicant Name)

All items listed under the required forms section of this RFP should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission in EdGrants. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature as well as Schedule A form, if applicable to your district. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.

  • Part I/Cover Page: Sign & Scanned Part I: Signature page
  • Document 1: Budget Narrative Workbook
  • Document 2: Required Program Information: Previously approved FY21 Perkins Final Report
  • Document 3: Statement of Assurance and GEPA (scan and upload as one PDF)

For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and Information.

Please note: It is up to the applicant o determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.

Submit all required documents in EdGrants.

Last Updated: August 6, 2021

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