2017–2018 Perkins Reserve Grant, Industry Certifications (Focus Area 4)

The purpose of this grant is to provide assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) in

a) the preparation of students who enroll in career and technical education (CTE) courses for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in current or emerging fields;

b) strengthening linkages between secondary and postsecondary CTE programs of study as well as establishing or strengthening partnerships with business and industry;

c) establishing or strengthening partnerships with business and industry to include work-based learning opportunities;

d) fostering innovation of CTE programs, practices, and strategies, which may include practices and strategies that prepare individuals for nontraditional fields; or

e) promoting the development, implementation, and adoption of programs of study or career pathways aligned with Texas-identified in-demand occupations or industries.

Grant Period

December 13, 2017, to August 31, 2018

Applications and Award

The following table links to scanned copies of all applications eligible for competitive review and indicates which applicant(s) are preliminarily selected to receive an award, pending successful completion of fiscal and programmatic review and negotiation.

Eligible Applications

Prelim. Award Selection

Birdville Career Technology


Brooks County ISD


Cleveland ISD


Kirbyville ISD


Laredo ISD


Mineola ISD


Pearsall ISD


Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD


Spring ISD


Uvalde ISD


Contact Information

Diane Salazar
Director of Career and Technical Education
College, Career, and Military Preparation Division 
Phone: (512) 936-6060