Adult Education Block Grant Framework
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education (CDE) are working in partnership to implement the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG). The 2015-16 budget appropriate $500 million for the block grant following with another $500 million in 2016-17 in addition to $25 million for data and accountability funding as well as an additional $5 million for AEBG technical assistance. 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.
There are 71 regional consortia across the state that include members from community colleges, k-12 adult schools, county offices of education and a variety of community partners including, but not limited to local workforce investment boards, libraries, and community based organizations.
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:
- Carolyn Zachry, Administrator, Adult Education Office, CDE
- Javier Romero, Workforce Development Division Manager, CCCCO
Other members of the Adult Education Block Grant Office include:
- Neil Kelly
- Shadidi Sia-Maat
- Nicole Alexander
Data and Accountability Committee and Work Groups
The Data and Accountability Committee and Work Groups were established in May of 2017 to make key recommendations to the state regarding data reporting and accountability requirements to ensure that metrics help to illuminate student progress in adult education programs.
Learn More and Meet the Data and Accountability Committee and Work Groups