Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy
Governor Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 fiscal year budget includes $66,639,000 for the Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy (SCTES).
The formula for the SCTES is described in section 2502.8 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code.
Reimbursement is provided for the following vocational programs: agriculture education, distributive education, health occupations education, home economics education (gainful), business education, technical education, trade and industrial education, or any other occupational-oriented program approved by the Secretary of Education.
The subsidy is calculated as follows:
The formula amount equals the lesser of the AIE/WADM or the BER multiplied by the greater of the market value/personal income aid ratio or 0.3750 multiplied by the VADM
Beginning in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, payments will not be proportionately reduced in accordance with section 2502.8 (f).
The following files provide proposed and estimated funding allocations for the 2021-22 and 2020-21 fiscal years, respectively.
2021-22 Proposed Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy (Excel)
2020-21 Estimated Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy (Excel)