Perkins V requires that each institution awarded Perkins Basic Grant funds perform a comprehensive local needs assessment (CLNA) and submit it for approval to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Each CLNA must describe how an institution’s local Perkins program and funding will support career and technical education programs and assist special populations students as required by the act and in response to gaps identified in the CLNA and the institution’s plan for closing the gaps.
Perkins V additionally requires that CLNAs be updated before the second year following the act’s full implementation (FY 2022-2023).
The following documents were developed to assist institutions in developing the FY 2020-2021 CLNA. They remain current for the FY 2022-2023 update: