Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Perkins Basic Grant for 2012-2020
|Request for Applications (RFA) for Program Year 2019-2020|
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) requests applications from eligible Texas public postsecondary institutions for consideration of receiving federal funding under the Career and Technical Education - Basic Grants to States (Perkins Basic Grant Program) for state fiscal year 2020 (September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020). To receive federal funding under the Perkins Basic Grant Program, the eligible applicant must meet the requirements of the Request for Applications (RFA) document; address the goals and objectives of the Perkins V State Transition Plan 2019-2020 under the requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V); and address the goals of 60x30TX: Texas Higher Education Strategic Plan.
The RFA document that follows below contains background information, definitions, and instructions for completing the on-line application for the Perkins Basic Grant, as well as grant requirements. The on-line application consists of the application cover page, local application, performance improvement plan / evaluation plan, budget sheets, contract provisions and assurances. Please read this entire document before proceeding with the RFA process.
Perkins Basic Grant Allocation:
Perkins Basic Grant funds are allocated to public community and technical colleges based on the Technical Pell count. The following document provides the Perkins Basic Grant allocation by district for 2019-2020, as well as an explanation of the methodology used.
Perkins Data Resources:
As part of the on-line application for the Perkins Basic Grant, institutions are required to assess their federal core indicator performance compared to state targets and outline strategies for improvement. Since Perkins V core indicator data and targets are still to be determined for the State of Texas, Perkins IV Data Resources are provided for Texas public community, state and technical colleges as a historical reference. District-level and program-level data are provided by institution. Additional core indicator data by gender, ethnicity and special populations can be found at Perkins IV Core Indicator Data.
On-Line Application for the Perkins Basic Grant:
All applications for the Perkins Basic Grant must be prepared and submitted electronically to the THECB through the Perkins Basic Grant web application. Prior to starting the web application, the THECB assigned application number and password (for the current grant year) will be needed for each district. These should have been received by the district Perkins Contact.
In addition, a Financial Identification Number (FIN) will be required to complete the electronic submission of the application to the THECB. The THECB has issued a FIN to the chief financial officer or staff officer authorized for each institution and this FIN will be applicable to all Perkins grants at your institution.
The final items needed to complete the official submission of the on-line application will be the submission of signed copies (mail or hand-deliver paper copies; e-mail scanned copies) of the Application Cover Page and the Certification Regarding Lobbying and Disclosure Form (Appendix C) to the THECB by the deadline. THECB addresses and detailed instructions on how to complete the on-line application can be found in the Basic Grant RFA for 2019-2020 and the Perkins Basic Grant web application. A Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) will be released for each approved application.
Deadline for submission of application: July 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT
Application Cover Page and Federal Certifications Deadline: July 31, 2019
|Project Deliverables for Program Year 2018-2019|
Amendments, expenditure reports and biannual/final reports are part of the reporting requirements and deliverables for the Perkins Basic Grant as described in the Basic Grant RFA for 2018-2019. These are to be prepared and submitted electronically to the THECB through the on-line Perkins Basic Grant web application. The following documents are also provided for reference: Perkins Basic Grant Allocation for 2018-2019, Perkins Basic Grant Re-Allocation for 2018-2019 and Perkins Data Resources for 2018-2019.
Prior to starting the web application, the THECB assigned project number and password will be needed for each 2018-2019 project. The project number can be obtained from the Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) for each project, and the password(s) shall be the same as assigned to the district Perkins Contact for the original grant application.
In addition, a Financial Identification Number (FIN) will be required to complete the electronic submission of amendments and expenditure reports to the THECB. The THECB has issued a FIN to the chief financial officer or staff officer authorized for each institution and this FIN will be applicable to all Perkins grants at your institution. This electronic authorization replaces the printing and signing of the CB-100, so mailing that document is no longer necessary.
Deadline for amendments: As needed up to July 1, 2019.
Deadline for expenditure reports: At least quarterly - Third Quarter Report due June 14, 2019.
Deadline for biannual/final reports: Biannual Report due March 29, 2019.
|Historical Documents for Program Years 2012-2018|
Program Years 2012-2018 are now closed for the Perkins Basic Grant. The following historical documents are provided for reference:
View-only access for 2012-2018 projects is still available through the on-line Perkins Basic Grant web application by program year.
Prior to starting the web application, the THECB assigned project number and password will be needed for each prior-year project.
|Requests for Clarification|
For questions related to the Perkins Basic Grant please contact Mindy Nobles at Mindy.Nobles@thecb.state.tx.us.
For questions related to the Perkins Basic Grant web application please contact Clifford King at Clifford.King@thecb.state.tx.us.