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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.

CLNA 2022 – 2024 highlights include: 

  • Housed within an electronic portal, the CTE Portal
  • Career and Technical Education Information System (CTEIS) data is imported 
  • Data and narrative will roll up from the Operating Agency to the CEPD to the Region

    If you have any questions regarding the CLNA 2022 - 2024, please contact the MDE – OCTE staff member identified in the particular section of the CLNA with a cc to the region’s Perkins Grant  Team Leader. 
  • Christine Black, Regions 4, 13, 16, 17, 22, 28, 30 
  • Tom Knight Knight, Regions 1, 2, 3, 11, 21, 24 
  • Candace Vinson, Regions 5, 6, 7, 9, 15, 18, 23 
  • Muhammed Sadek, Regions 10, 12, 14, 19, 20, 27, 29 

    The CLNA 2022 - 2024 was due to the MDE – OCTE on February 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.