P.O. BOX 2120



August 3, 2007



Division Superintendents



Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction



Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 Federal Funds for July 1, 2007, Through June 30, 2008


The Department of Education is pleased to provide school divisions with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 federal fund allocations for the 2007-2008 school year. Please refer to the attachments for funding allocations.


The grant award period is from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008; however, the funds will be distributed to the state in two allocations. Thirty-four percent became available July 1, 2007. Beginning October 1, 2007, the remaining 66 percent will be available through June 30, 2008. There is no provision for Perkins funds to be carried over to the next school year, which means that all funds must be expended or obligated by June 30, 2008.


Attachment A is a printout reflecting 34 percent of the estimated Perkins funds available to each school division beginning July 1, 2007. Because the state and school divisions cannot expend more than the 34 percent allocation during the July 1 through September 30, 2007, time period, funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis for actual expenditures not to exceed the 34 percent allocation.


Attachment B lists the remaining 66 percent of the funds allocated and available October 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. These funds also will be distributed on a reimbursement basis.


Attachment C lists the total 2007-2008 school year Perkins fund allocations.


Reimbursement requests and object code line budgets for this program must be made through the Virginia Department of Education Single Sign-on Web Systems (SSWS) using the Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) application.


All expenditures must be consistent with the approved local application. Perkins federal funds reimbursement requests for the school year 2007-2008 must be submitted through OMEGA no later than August 15, 2008. These reimbursement requests must cover expenditures that were made during the 2007-2008 school year. Documentation of any reimbursement claims must be retained in the school division and must be available for audit in accordance with state law governing the retention of financial records.


Any questions concerning the allocations may be addressed to W. Terry Dougherty, grants administrator, via e-mail at or telephone at (804) 225-3349.