Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment


One of the major changes in Perkins V is the requirement for local agencies to conduct a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA). The CLNA will serve as the basis for local Perkins application development and future decision making. Agencies are expected to conduct their first CLNA in the 2019-20 program year, with the results incorporated in their 2020-21 application. Thereafter, the CLNA is to be conducted at a minimum every two years.

The 2020-2021 Request for Application for the first Perkins V implementation year is still under development, pending the public review of Florida’s new State Plan. Appendix C of the draft State Plan includes a comprehensive summary of the requirements for the initial Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA).

The documents below are provided as samples for eligible recipients’ use as they conduct their assessment. These are not inclusive of all documentation that should maintained on the local process and only represent the portions that the recipient will be expected to submit with their local application. Please review the “Perkins V - Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment – Toolkit” below for additional guidance on how to conduct the local assessment.

Florida CLNA: Standards and Required Templates

Summary of Requirements

Labor Market Alignment Templates and Resources

Secondary Eligible Recipients

Postsecondary Eligible Recipients

Other Resources

Size, Scope, and Quality Templates

Secondary Eligible Recipients

Postsecondary Eligible Recipients

Experiential Learning

Stakeholder Consultation

Not Perkins Fundable Secondary CTE Programs

CLNA Toolkit

CLNA Training Modules

National resources on the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment