• State Rep. Kelly Keisling

State Rep. Kelly Keisling announces 2022-23 Perkins Reserve Grant Awards for District 38

State Representative Kelly Keisling is proud to share recipients of the Perkins Reserve Grants for District 38. These funds support career and technical education (CTE).


The Perkins Reserve Grant (PRG) is a competitive grant opportunity made possible through the federal Perkins V legislation passed in 2018. In 2020, the PRG grant opportunity was redesigned under the four-year Strengthening Career and Technical Education in Tennessee state plan to foster local innovation and support implementation of CTE programs and career pathways, especially in more rural areas, aligned with regionally identified high skill, high wage, and/or in-demand occupations or industries.


Districts are eligible to apply for a Secondary Grant and/or Regional Career Pathways Grant, which are included in the Perkins Reserve Grant funds provided to states. The school districts receiving a 2022-23 Perkins Reserve Grant award are:


  • Alvin C. York Institute to receive $50,000 to modernize school farm equipment to mirror post-secondary and workforce equipment.

  • Fentress County Schools to receive $44,000 for middle school to high school career exploration and expansion of EPSOs.

  • Macon County Schools to receive $49,946 to optimize alignment of industry certifications and high wage, in demand, and high skilled programs of study and career pathways.