Legislative Information


ACTEAZ works with National ACTE to help develop and strengthen the legislature for CTE both on a state and national level.  It is important for members to know what legislature will have an effect on the future of CTE and to be able to contact their legislators.

Below is legislative information provided on the Carl Perkins Grant and its importance for CTE, legislator websites and ways to find out your local district representative, as well as, sample letters to contact your legislator and other legislative links leading to great resources.


CTE is – Introductions:


State Senators

State Representatives

Local Districts


Carl Perkins Grant

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Educational Act of 2006 is the principle funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the United States. Each State is required by the federal government to submit a State plan in order to receive federal funding for its CTE programs. The Act provides federal fiscal allocations and guideline directions to secondary and postsecondary CTE programs for operation and performance. The first Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act was introduced in 1984 and was reauthorized in 1990, 1998 and August 2006. Listed below are documents from the Arizona Dept. of Education including the Perkins Law and Arizona’s 5 Year plan regarding Perkins.


Useful Information and Links

Arizona State Legislative 2011 Summaries for Education

Informative Websites