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--J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

All Perkins Recipients Please Read:

As of this week, our Finance office reports that only 6.5% of Perkins secondary, postsecondary, and supplemental funds are claimed for reimbursement, and only 5% of Tech Centers That Work and 4% of High Schools That Work are claimed. These figures are down by more than half from where we were at this time last year. The preference is for us to be closer to 25-30% of the funds reimbursed at this half-way point in the school year.

On January 7, 2011, several Perkins contact persons received an email from me with detailed information about setting up the Perkins budgets and claims through the IMPACT system. Those 84 emails resulted in only 10 budgets added to the system.

After doing a little calculating on our side, here is where we stand with respect to budgets NOT entered yet into the IMPACT system:

Secondary (High Schools) – 43%

Secondary (Tech Centers) – 15%

Postsecondary – 23%

Tech Prep – 14%

Supplemental Grants: Tech Centers That Work – 26%

Supplemental Grants: High Schools That Work – 80%

Supplemental Grants: Other – 54%

Additional information to keep in mind: each recipient’s approval letter included due dates for revisions and purchases on the ALL RECIPIENTS PLEASE NOTE page:

  • ALL Funding – final budget revisions for non-salary purchases – March 15, 2011.
  • Supplemental Grants – expend funds by March 15, 2011
  • Secondary and Postsecondary – expend ALL non-salary funds by April 1, 2011.
  • Final claims for reimbursement are due no later than August 1, 2011.

We appreciate your help with getting expenditures completed and in place, and with getting budgets into the IMPACT system and claims processed.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Josh Miller at or (405) 743-5401, or Janet Cooper at or (405) 743-5130.

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