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PLIED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAMS-GENERAL PROVI
400.1 What is the purpose of the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?
400.2 What programs are governed by these regulations?
400.3 What other regulations apply to the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?
400.4 What definitions apply to the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?
400.5 Under what conditions may funds under the Act be used for the joint funding of programs?
400.6 What are the requirements for establishing a State Committee of Practitioners?
400.7 What are the provisions governing the issuance of State core standards and measures of performance and State rules or regulations?
400.8 What are the provisions governing student assistance?
400.9 What additional requirements govern the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?
400.10 What are the reporting requirements? AUTHORITY: 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq., unless otherwise noted.
SOURCE: 57 FR 36724, Aug. 14, 1992, unless otherwise noted.
$400.1 What is the purpose of the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?
(a) The purpose of the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs is to make the United States more competitive in the world economy by developing more fully the academic and occupational skills of all segments of the population.
(b) The purpose will be achieved principally through concentrating resources on improving educational programs leading to academic and occupational skill competencies needed to work in a technologically advanced society.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 2301)
by these regulations?
The regulations in this part apply to the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs as follows:
(a) State-administered programs. (1) State Vocational and Applied Technology Education Program (34 CFR part 403). (2) State-Administered Tech-Prep Education Program (34 CFR part 406). (3) Supplementary State Grants Program (34 CFR part 407).
(b) National discretionary programs. (1) Indian Vocational Education Program (34 CFR part 401).
(2) Native Hawaiian Vocational Education Program (34 CFR part 402).
(3) National Tech-Prep Education Program (34 CFR part 405).
(4) Community Education Employment Centers Program (34 CFR part 408).
(5) Vocational Education Lighthouse Schools Program (34 CFR part 409).
(6) Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Vocational Institutions Program (34 CFR part 410).
(7) Vocational Education Research Program (34 CFR part 411).
(8) National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education (34 CFR part 412).
(9) National Center or Centers for Research in Vocational Education (34 CFR part 413).
(10) Materials Development in Telecommunications Program (34 CFR part
(11) Demonstration Centers for the Training of Dislocated Workers Program (34 CFR part 415).
(12) Vocational Education Training and Study Grants Program (34 CFR part 416).
(13) Vocational Education Leadership Development Awards Program (34 CFR part 417).
(14) Vocational Educator Training Fellowships Program (34 CFR part 418). (15) Internships for Gifted and Talented Vocational Education Students Program (34 CFR part 419).
(16) Business and Education Standards Program (34 CFR part 421).
(17) Educational Programs for Federal Correctional Institutions (34 CFR part 422).
(18) Vocational Education Dropout Prevention Program (34 CFR part 423). (19) Model Centers of Regional Training for Skilled Trades Program (34 CFR part 424).
(20) Demonstration Projects for the Integration of Vocational and Academic Learning Program (34 CFR part 425).
(21) Cooperative Demonstration Programs (34 CFR part 426).
(22) Bilingual Vocational Training Program (34 CFR part 427).
(23) Bilingual Vocational Instructor Training Program (34 CFR part 428).
(24) Bilingual Materials, Methods, and Techniques Program (34 CFR part 429).
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.)
§ 400.3 What other regulations apply to the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?
The following regulations apply to the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs:
(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) as follows:
(1) 34 CFR part 74 (Administration of Grants to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Nonprofit Organizations).
(2) 34 CFR part 75 (Direct Grant Programs) (applicable to parts 401, 402, 405, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, and 429 except that 34 CFR 75.720(b) does not apply to performance reports under parts 401, 402, 405, 408, 409, 412, 413, 415, 416, 417, 419, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, and 428, and to financial reports under parts 412 and 413).
(3) 34 CFR part 76 (State-Administered Programs) (applicable to parts 403, 406, and 407).
(4) 34 CFR part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations).
(5) 34 CFR part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs and Activities) (not applicable to parts 401, 410, 411, 413, 418, and 419).
(6) 34 CFR part 80 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments).
(7) 34 CFR part 81 (General Education Provisions Act- Enforcement).
(8) 34 CFR part 82 (New Restrictions on Lobbying) (not applicable to parts 401 and 410).
(9) 34 CFR part 85 (Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)).
(10) 34 CFR part 86 (Drug-Free Schools and Campuses).
(b) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in 48 CFR chapter 1 and the Education Department Acquisition Regulation (EDAR) in 48 CFR chapter 34 (applicable to contracts under parts 401, 402, 411, 412, 426, 427, 428, and 429).
(c) The regulations in this part 400. (d) The regulations in 34 CFR parts 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, and 429.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.)
$400.4 What definitions apply to the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs?
(a) Definitions in EDGAR. The following terms used in regulations for the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs are defined in 34 CFR 77.1:
Acquisition Applicant Application Award Budget Contract
Federally recognized Indian tribal government
State educational agency
(b) Other definitions. The following definitions also apply to the regula
tions for Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs.
Act means the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.), as amended by Public Law 101-392, 104 Stat. 753 (1990), and Public Law 102-103, 105 Stat. 497 (1991), unless otherwise indicated.
Administration means activities of a State necessary for the proper and efficient performance of its duties under the Act, including supervision, but not including curriculum development activities, personnel development, or research activities.
All aspects of an industry includes, with respect to a particular industry that a student is preparing to enter, planning, management, finances, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor and community issues, health and safety, and environmental issues related to that industry.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or ADA mean the Act in 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
Apprenticeship training program means a program registered with the Department of Labor or the State apprenticeship agency in accordance with the Act of August 16, 1937, known as the National Apprenticeship Act (29 U.S.C. 50), that is conducted or sponsored by an employer, a group of employers, or a joint apprenticeship committee representing both employers and a union, and that contains all terms and conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices.
Area vocational education school means
(1) A specialized high school used exclusively or principally for the provision of vocational education to individuals who are available for study in preparation for entering the labor market;
(2) The department of a high school exclusively or principally used for providing vocational education in not less than five different occupational fields to individuals who are available for study in preparation for entering the labor market;
(3) A technical institute or vocational school used exclusively or prin
cipally for the provision of vocational education to individuals who have completed or left high school and who are available for study in preparation for entering the labor market; or
(4) The department or division of a junior college, community college, or university that operates under the policies of the State board and provides vocational education in not less than five different occupational fields leading to immediate employment but not necessarily leading to a baccalaureate degree, if, in the case of a school, department, or division described in paragraph (3) of this definition or in this paragraph, it admits as regular students both individuals who have completed high school and individuals who have left high school.
Career guidance and counseling means programs that— .
(1) Pertain to the body of subject matter and related techniques and methods organized for the development in individuals of career awareness, career planning, career decision-making, placement skills, and knowledge and understanding of local, State, and national occupational, educational, and labor market needs, trends, and opportunities; and
(2) Assist those individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices.
Chapter 1 means chapter 1 of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.).
Coherent sequence of courses means a series of courses in which vocational and academic education are integrated, and which directly relates to, and leads to, both academic and occupational competencies. The term includes competency-based education, academic education, and adult training or retraining, including sequential units encompassed within a single adult retraining course, that otherwise meet the requirements of this definition.
Community-based organization means a private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that is representative of communities or significant segments of communities and that provides job training services (for example, Opportunities Industrialization Centers, the National Urban League,
SER-Jobs for Progress, United Way of America, Mainstream, the National Puerto Rican Forum, National Council of La Raza, WAVE, Inc., Jobs for Youth, organizations operating career intern programs, neighborhood groups and organizations, community action agencies, community development corporations, vocational rehabilitation organizations, rehabilitation facilities (as defined in section 7(10) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 706(10)), agencies serving youth, agencies serving individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, agencies serving displaced homemakers, unionrelated organizations, and employer-related nonprofit organizations), and an organization of demonstrated effectiveness serving non-reservation Indians (including the National Urban Indian Council), as well as tribal governments and Native Alaskan groups.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 2471(6); 41 U.S.C. 1503(5))
Construction includes construction of new buildings and acquisition, expansion, remodeling, and alteration of existing buildings, and includes site grading and improvement and architect fees.
Cooperative education means a method of instruction of vocational education for individuals who, through written cooperative arrangements between the school and employers, receive instruction, including required academic courses and related vocational instruction by alternation of study in school with a job in any occupational field. The two experiences must be planned and supervised by the school and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. Work periods and school attendance may be on alternate half days, full days, weeks, or other periods of time in fulfilling the cooperative program.
Criminal offender means any individual who is charged with, or convicted of, any criminal offense, including a youth offender or a juvenile offender. Correctional institution means any(1) Prison;
(4) Work farm;
(5) Detention center; or
(6) Halfway house, community-based rehabilitation center, or any other similar institution designed for the confinement or rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
Curriculum materials means instructional and related or supportive material, including materials using advanced learning technology, in any occupational field that is designed to strengthen the academic foundation and prepare individuals for employment at the entry level or to upgrade occupational competencies of those previously or presently employed in any occupational field, and appropriate counseling and guidance material.
Disadvantaged refers to individuals (other than individuals with disabilities) who have economic or academic disadvantages and who require special services and assistance in order to enable these individuals to succeed in vocational education programs. This term includes individuals who are members of economically disadvantaged families, migrants, individuals of limited English proficiency, and individuals who are dropouts from, or who are identified as potential dropouts from, secondary school. For the purpose of this definition, an individual who scores at or below the 25th percentile on a standardized achievement or aptitude test, whose secondary school grades are below 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (on which the grade "A" equals 4.0), or who fails to attain minimum academic competencies may be considered "academically disadvantaged." The definition does not include individuals with learning disabilities.
Displaced homemaker means an individual who
(1) Is an adult;
(2) Has worked as an adult primarily without remuneration to care for the home and family, and for that reason has diminished marketable skills; and
(3)(i) Has been dependent on public assistance or on the income of a relative but is no longer supported by that income;
(ii) Is a parent whose youngest dependent child will become ineligible to receive assistance under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601), Aid to Families with Dependent Children, within two years of the par
ent's application for assistance under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act;
(iii) Is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining any employment or suitable employment, as appropriate; or
(iv) Is described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this definition and is a criminal offender.
Economically disadvantaged family or individual means a family or individual that is
(1) Eligible for any of the following: (i) The program for Aid to Families with Dependent Children under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601).
(ii) Benefits under the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2011).
(iii) To be counted for purposes of section 1005 of chapter 1 of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (chapter 1) (20 U.S.C. 2701).
(iv) The free or reduced-price meals program under the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751).
NOTE TO PARAGRAPH (1)(iv): The National School Lunch Act prohibits the identification of students by name. However, State and local projects may use the total number of students participating in a free or reduced-priced meals program to determine eligibility for projects, services, and activities under the Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs.
(v) Participation in programs assisted under title II of the JTPA.
(2) In receipt of a Pell grant or assistance under a comparable State program of need-based financial assistance.
(3) Determined by the Secretary to be low-income according to the latest available data from the Department of Commerce or the Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.
(4) Identified as low income according to other indices of economic status, including estimates of those indices, if a grantee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Secretary that those indices are more representative of the number of economically disadvantaged students attending vocational education programs. The Secretary determines, on a case-by-case basis, whether other
indices of economic status are more representative of the number of economically disadvantaged students attending vocational education programs, taking into consideration, for example, the statistical reliability of any data submitted by a grantee as well as the general acceptance of the indices by other agencies in the State or local area.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 2341(d)(3))
Eligible recipient means, except as otherwise provided, a local educational agency, an area vocational education school, an intermediate educational agency, a postsecondary educational institution, a State corrections educational agency, or an eligible institution as defined in 34 CFR 403.117(a).
General occupational skills means strong experience in, and understanding of, all aspects of an industry.
High technology means state-of-theart computer, microelectronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, laser, nuclear, chemical, telecommunication, and other technologies being used to enhance productivity in manufacturing, communication, transportation, agriculture, mining, energy, commercial, and similar economic activity, and to improve the provision of health care.
IDEA means the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.), formerly entitled "Education of the Handicapped Act."
Individual with disabilities means any individual with any disability (as defined in section 3(2) of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990), which includes any individual who
(1) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that individual;
(2) Has a record of an impairment described in paragraph (1) of this definition; or
(3) Is regarded as having an impairment described in paragraph (1) of this definition.
NOTE: This definition necessarily includes any individual who has been evaluated under part B of the IDEA and determined to be an individual with a disability who is in need of special education and related services; and any individual who is considered disabled