Adult Education Block Grant Framework
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of Education are working in partnership to implement the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG). The 2015-2016 budget appropriated funding for adult education through the block grant. The AEBG appropriates these funds through regional consortia consisting of community college districts, school districts and county offices of education to implement regional plans to better serve the needs of adults.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of Education appointed joint leadership for the Adult Education Block Grant Office. The AEBG Office is led by:
- Christian Nelson, Administrator, Adult Education Office, CDE
- Debra Jones, Dean, Career Education Practices, CCCCO
Other members of the Adult Education Block Grant Office include
- Neil Kelly
- Carmen Martinez-Calderon
- Shadidi Sia-Maat
- Nita Patel
- Nicole Alexander
- Javier Romero
- Anita Rios
Throughout the planning process of the AB 86 Planning and Implementation Grant, the agencies established a Cabinet to guide and oversee the activities of a Work Group. In developing the Certification of Eligibility, the Work Group consulted a Stakeholder Sounding Board and Expert Panels. Please see the links below for more information on the Cabinet, Work Group, Stakeholder Sounding Board and Expert Panels.