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Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA)

One of the most significant changes in Perkins V (the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act) is the new requirement for local eligible recipients to conduct a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) and update it at least every two years.

The new CLNA is designed as the foundation of Perkins V implementation at the Region level—it drives the local application development and future spending decisions. This process is an opportunity to take an in-depth look at the Regions entire local CTE system and identify areas where targeted improvements can lead to increased opportunities for student success. The CLNA, if implemented thoughtfully, can also be a powerful opportunity to engage stakeholders in a common understanding and vision for the future of CTE in your community.

The CLNA 2024 - 2026 was due to the MDE–OCTE on February 4, 2024, at midnight. 

CLNA 2024 – 2026 highlights include: 

  • Question Response Fields simplified (i.e., text boxes, drop down menus, pick lists, data roll-ups, etc.)
  • Sentence structure updated and/or combined as needed.
  • Updated section notes and data statements.
  • Exports to Excel easy data analysis.

CLNA 2024 – 2026 Resources