|DATE:||DATE: February 2, 2001|
|TO:||State Directors of Vocational-Technical Education, State Directors of Community, Technical and Junior Colleges|
|FROM:||Robert D. Muller, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education|
|SUBJECT:||Vocational-Technical Education State Allotments for Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriations|
To assist you in your planning, we are providing you with estimated FY 2001 State allotments for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (Perkins III). Although this is a forward-funded program, the FY 2001 appropriation for State grants also includes advanced funding. A portion of the funds will become available for obligation on July 1, 2001, and remain available for 15 months through September 30, 2002. The advanced portion will become available on October 1, 2001, and remain available for 12 months, expiring at the same time as the forward-funded portion. The chart illustrates how each portion will be divided between states (Table 1).
In FY 2001, 0.54% of the total appropriation for State grants is reserved for incentive grants for States that exceed their agreed-upon performance levels for Perkins, Adult Education, and Title I of the Workforce Investment Act. The allotment table (Table 1) for FY 2001 reflects this 0.54% set aside. Also reflected in the tables are the provisions of section 3 of PL 106-504 and of section 115(a)(1)(A) of Perkins III which designates specific funding for the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (PREL) to assist the outlying areas of Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Pacific Region Educational Laboratory will also award grant funds competitively to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau.
The total appropriation for Tech-Prep state grants has not changed from FY 2000 to FY 2001 (Table 2). These funds will be available July 1, 2001. Any increases or decreases in State allocations in FY 2001 are caused by shifts in population and/or per capita income that are used in calculating the formula grants.
If you have any questions regarding the allotment tables attached, please feel free to contact your State liaison for assistance.