Postsecondary Title I Funding


To develop more fully the academic, career and technical skills of postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical programs, by challenging institutions to improve programs designed to prepare individuals to work in a technologically advanced society and by offering funding to achieve this goal.


Postsecondary institutions that offer at least five career education programs and have a sufficient proportion of the statewide economically disadvantaged postsecondary career and technical education students enrolled to generate a minimum of $50,000 in formula funding.


There are nine mandated activities. Under Section 135 (b) of Perkins IV,  postsecondary institutions shall use Title I funds to support one or more of the following activities:

  • Strengthen the Academic, Career, and Technical Skills of Students
  • Link Career and Technical Education at the Secondary Level and Career and Technical Education at the Postsecondary Level
  • Provide Students with Strong Experience In and Understanding Of All Aspects of an Industry
  • Develop, Improve, or Expand the Use of Technology in Career and Technical Education
  • Provide Professional Development Programs to Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
  • Develop and Implement Evaluations of Career Education Programs
  • Initiate, Improve, Expand, and Modernize Quality Career and Technical Education Programs
  • Provide Services and Activities that are of Sufficient Size, Scope, and Quality to be Effective
  • Provide Activities to Prepare Special Populations for High Skill, High Wage, or High Demand Occupations that will lead to Self Sufficiency

Leadership and Technical Assistance

As part of the assurance that postsecondary students receive high quality career and technical education programs, and to ensure that postsecondary educators are appropriately prepared to deliver these high quality programs, the New York State Education department focuses its efforts on continuing the Project for Nontraditional  External Link Image Icon Employment and Training, which is supported with State Leadership funds. 

Workforce Partnership

As required by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and the Workforce Investment Act, all Perkins postsecondary eligible agencies are partners in the designated Local Workforce Investment Areas across New York State. Perkins partners must enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), discussing their support of the One-Stop delivery system within the Local Workforce Investment Area.


Last Updated: September 20, 2018