Shasta College
Perkins CTE Funding
Eligible & Ineligible Costs 

The rules for Perkins funding contain strict guidelines for the types of costs that are eligible to be included in program funding proposals.  On the flip side, there is also a lengthy list of costs that are not eligible to be included in a proposal for Perkins CTE funding.  There are some basic criteria for the use of expenditures.

Expenditures must:

  • Meet the purpose of the Perkins Act
  • Be necessary and reasonable

Expenditures may not:

  • Be used for general purposes
  • Be used for maintenance of existing programs or equipment

Eligible Uses (Costs to be included in a proposal) include:

  • Administrative costs - up to 5%
  • Personnel services
  • Operating expenses
  • Stipends
  • Consultant costs
  • Instructional materials costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Instructional equipment costs

Ineligible Uses (Costs that are not allowed in Perkins CTE funding proposals) include:

  • Student expenses
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Individual memberships
  • Awards of memorabilia (includes marketing memborabilia)
  • Membership with organizations are involved in lobbying
  • College tuition, fees or books
  • Expenses that supplant program costs
  • Fines and penalties
  • Insurance or self-insurance
  • Audits
  • Contributions & donations to other organizations or causes
  • Contingency funds
  • Facilities and furniture
  • Alcohol
  • Fund-raising activity expenses
  • General administration costs