Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment

The CLNA is a new requirement of the Perkins V legislation. South Texas College (STC) receives a Perkins Basic grant allocation and must conduct a needs assessment that addresses how Perkins programming and funding will support Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and assist special populations students as outlined by Perkins V Act.

Below are several resources to assist STC in formulating the CLNA:

CLNA Instructions
This document was created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and provides instructions on how to organize the Task Force; gather data; undertake the CLNA analysis; and compose the CLNA narrative.

CLNA Narrative Template
This template suggests the page amounts for each section of the CLNA Narrative. This document was created by the THECB.

Advancing CTE Program Success Planning
This presentation covers the continuous improvement process that is incorporated within the strategic planning for CTE at STC.

South Texas College’s Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
This presentation covers the purpose of the Perkins V Act and the basic components of the CLNA.

South Texas College Stakeholder Checklist-Communication Template
This template is a tool to assist in identifying current and future stakeholders. This tool supports in documenting stakeholders, type of communication planned/used and when communication takes place.

CLNA Questions Worksheet
This worksheet is a tool to develop appropriate questions for STC’s CLNA. These are guidance questions developed by the THECB.

CLNA Analysis Matrix
This matrix is a tool that will support in the compiling of necessary information gathered from stakeholder consultations and data related to STC. 

CLNA FAQ’s by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
This webpage includes resources provided by THECB in support of institutions in the state of Texas to use in preparation for and during the development of the CLNA, along with Frequently Asked Questions.

“It’s all about the CLNA” by Brustein & Manasevit
This presentation includes information on federal updates, CLNA details, special populations, supplanting and emerging issues about Perkins V in 2020.  

Perkins Basic Application

Perkins Basic Orientation Presentation Slides - June 26, 2020
These are the slides from Perkins Basic Orientation FY 2020-2021 virtual training presented by the THECB on June 26, 2020.

Perkins Basic Orientation Presentation Slides - June 10, 2021
These are the slides from Perkins Basic Orientation FY 2021-2022 virtual training presented by the THECB on June 10, 2021.

Perkins Basic Grant Application Presentation
This presentation is a summative overview of what is needed for the Perkins Application FY 2020-2021.

2020 - 2021 Request for Application (RFA)
Perkins Grants provide federal funding to support and improve workforce education. This document is the Perkins Basic Grant Request for Applications 2020-2021.

2021 - 2022 Request for Application (RFA)
Perkins Grants provide federal funding to support and improve workforce education. This document is the Perkins Basic Grant Request for Applications 2021-2022.

RFA Addendum 1, July 13, 2020
This Addendum replaces, amends, clarifies, or supplements the referenced original solicitation. Specifically, the purpose of this Addendum is: to update the pre-award cost examples provided in budget section, add special fund restriction language for services provided to dual credit students, add further guidance to charging administrative staff salaries to indirect cost, and provide clear instructions on per diem receipt collection and refunds.

Perkins V Core Performance Indicators
Under the requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), states must establish levels of performance for each of the core indicators of performance with input from local recipients. Applicants are required to meet each state-determined core indicator target within 90 percent of the approved target.

Supplementing versus Supplanting, THECB RFA
Funding provided under the Perkins Act shall supplement (increase the level of services) and not supplant (take the place of) state, local, and other federal funds. Refer to this document for examples.

Supplement, Not Supplant Procedures for the Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant
This document establishes the procedural requirements to adhere to the Supplement, not Supplant (SNS) regulation (or requirement) of the Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant at South Texas College. The purpose of this document is to outline existing procedures that maintain compliance with the federal regulation.

Requirements for Uses of Funds and Cost Guidelines
Refer to this document for the required use of funds under the Perkins Act. Required use of funds are to develop, coordinate, implement, or improve career and technical education programs to meet the needs identified in the comprehensive needs assessment. Cost Guidelines under the Perkins Grant are also included in this document.

Time on Task Guidance
This document establishes the processes and procedures aligned to the THECB requirement for Time on Task (ToT) documentation. ToT documentation is supplemental to the Time and Effort Reporting conducted for personnel compensated under the Perkins Basic Grant. Employees funded by Perkins Basic Grant must submit documentation with specific time on task details for time and effort record keeping purposes.

Time on Task Presentation
This presentation provides additional guidance in support of the establish processes and procedures aligned to the THECB requirement for Time on Task (ToT) documentation.

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