Consortia Formation and Characteristics under Perkins IV
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) requires that CTE providers qualify for a minimum basic grant amount to receive an individual award. States allocate their federal Perkins IV funds to local secondary and postsecondary subgrantees using a formula specified in the legislation. While many qualify for a stand-alone grant, nearly three-fifths of secondary and one-tenth of postsecondary subgrantees form consortia and collaborate on the use of their Perkins IV funds.
In 2013, the National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education, or the Center, undertook a study of consortia formation under Perkins IV. The resulting report describes the prevalence of Title I consortia under Perkins IV, examines the characteristics of these entities, and explores whether and how they promote collaboration between CTE stakeholders and across secondary and postsecondary educational levels.