Helpful Resources

For information and resources regarding AEBG Operations, please refer to For AEBG Grantees section of this website.

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AEBG Information

AEBG Technical Assistance RFA »

A Technical Assistance RFA was released by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and and The California Department of Education (CDE) on October 5, 2016.  Learn more.

Accounting Manuals »

Below are links for the accounting manuals that Regions should reference based on the type of fiscal agent or organization they are.  For K-12 and County Offices, refer to the California School Accounting Manual, and for community colleges, refer to the Budget and Accounting Manual.

Sample Memorandums of Understanding »

Consortia have asked for example MOUs that regional consortia are using between members and partners. Below are examples of MOUs that have been provided. These are meant to serve as examples only and are not the required format. Please contact the regional consortia who have provided these MOU samples to have questions answered regarding these examples.

  • Sample #1 - Glendale Region Example Member MOU
  • Sample #2 - Glendale Region Example Partner MOU
  • Sample #3 - State Center Member Allocation MOU
  • Sample #4 - Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium (CAERC) Example Member MOU
Data/Research/Reports »
2016-2017 AEBG Budget/Trailer Bill Language »

The AEBG 2016-17 Budget has been finalized for a total $505,000,000 including Adult Education Technical Assistance. Please see the links below for the enacted Trailer Bill Language:

310 - Adult Education Decision Making Procedures Clean-up 
312 - Adult Education Technical Assistance
313 - Adult Education Apportionment
308 - Strong Workforce Program
Trailer Bill Changes for AB104 Legislation

2016-2017 Proposed Consortium Allocations »
Adult Education Consortium Tracker »

The Legislative Analyst Office Adult Education Consortium Tracker that tracks funding, enrollment, and demographic information for each of the 71 consortia participating in the Adult Education Block Grant. CLICK HERE to access the tracker.

AEBG Questions and Answers »
AEBG Sample Consortium Bylaws »
AEBG Sample Consortium Staff Job Descriptions »

CLICK HERE for examples of job descriptions for the following positions:

Out of State Travel Form »

The State policy for out of state travel with State funds is to complete Out of State Travel form and submit it to the State for approval. Additionally, out of state travel should be listed in your AEBG annual plan approved by members at a public meeting. CLICK HERE FOR OUT OF STATE TRAVEL FORM.

AB 104: Adult Education Block Grant »

The California Legislature has passed Assembly Bill 104 which includes the legislation for the Adult Education Block Grant. The Adult Education Block Grant will fund adult education providers and the adult education regional consortia.  Please refer to Sec. 39, Article 9, Section 84900.

Click here to Review Assembly Bill 104.

What's Next?

With this final language, the CCCCO and the CDE are working together to develop guidance regarding next steps for implementation of the Adult Education Block Grant. Guidance regarding the fund allocations, reporting requirements, and outcomes and measures will be forthcoming over the coming weeks and months. We will be sure to keep you updated and will continue to provide technical assistance webinars to provide as much assistance as we can as we transition to implementation of your regional plans. Draft guidance is expected to be made public in July 2015.

District Boundaries Map »

This a map of the Community College District Boundaries with all of the K­12 school district offices plotted on the map so you can see which school districts fall into which districts. *Note: This map does not include the school district boundary overlay. If you have a question about which CC district your school district falls into, please contact us

Click here for instructions and the map.

Glossary of Terms »
AEBG Communication Tool Kit »

Click here to download AEBG logos and AEBG Power Point Template.

AEBG Office Presentations »

Other Resources

Immigrant Resources »
Strong Workforce Initiative »

The Strong Workforce Program is to facilitate program coordination and alignment with other workforce training, education, and employment services in the state, and operate in a manner that complies with the California Strategic Workforce Development Plan, including the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity, adult education block grant consortia, and K-12 career technical education programs.

Outreach & Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) Website »

The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network provides electronic collaboration and information, and support for instructional technology and distance learning to literacy and adult education providers in California.

New York Times Economic Mobility Tool »
Workforce Resources »

CLICK HERE for a list of workforce data and labor market tools.

CLICK HERE for CTE information and tools.

CLICK HERE for Career Pathways and Guided Pathways tools and resources

Chancellor's Office Student Fee Handbook »

CLICK HERE for information about the handbook which contains policies and guidelines pertaining to student fees, for both credit and noncredit students.

Other Funding Opportunities »

California Promise Grant
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office announced the creation of the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program. The 2016-17 Budget appropriated one-time funding in the amount of $15 million, to support colleges interested in implementing new or expanding existing College Promise programs.

Regional Economic Analysis »

Employment Development Department Regional Economic Analysis Profiles
These reports focus on the future employment demand of regional industry clusters and features them as primary investment opportunities for California's workforce development system. The goal of these reports is to account for industry clusters with the largest number of future job opportunities and help California’s workforce development system prepare the state's workforce to compete for these jobs.

Publications & Reports »

The Past, Present and Future of Noncredit Education in California: California Community College Noncredit Offerings

Public Policy Institute of California:

California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Programs

Career Development and College Preparation Program Annual Report: Preparing Students for Careers and College Through Noncredit Enhanced Funding

The Joyce Foundation Shifting Gears Initiative releases new Career Pathways Report.
The Joyce Foundation launched the Shifting Gears Initiative in 2007 as a state policy change effort in six Midwestern states. Its goal was to help states better align adult basic education, workforce and community and technical college systems. As a result, more low-skilled workers can gain the education, skills and credentials to succeed in the 21st century economy. This report tracks the efforts of Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin in increasing their programs for adult education at community colleges by using career pathways. Click here for the report.

Legislative Analyst Office Report: Restructuring California's Adult Education System

Urban Institute: Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Report
The Urban Institute recently released a report on their Accelerating Opportunity Initiative. The initiative was launched in 2001 to help students with low basic skills earn occupational credentials that lead to well­paying jobs and careers. Their second annual report on the initiative, which funds grants in five states across 41 community and technical colleges, describes findings on successful practices and lessons learned from implementing this model. The report may be a helpful resource for your consortium. Click here for the report.

Collaboration Tools »

The Collaboration Tools page from the Community College Chancellor’s Office that provides information on seven resource programs available to communities for free that might be helpful during the planning process.

Useful Acronyms »
Sidekick Tools »

Sidekick is a collaborative project combining the resources of seven programs under one, easy-to-use website. Each one of the seven resources are available to college faculty members and administrators. These tools are available to help colleges create engaging multimedia content that is accessible to all community college students. From tactile graphics to webcasting and closed captioning, the lineup of programs offer colleges the tools needed to accomplish any multimedia project. Each of the seven resources are at least partially funded through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

Be sure to check often as they will add new and exciting resources to communicate even more effectively with students and the system. These tools can be used in regional consortia to assist with your planning process and your consortia may wish to include these tools as part of the resources you will use in your regional comprehensive plan.

AB 86 Historical Planning Resources

Legislative Reports »
Report on October 31, 2014 Plans to Date »

Hanover Consulting conducted an evaluation of regional plans submitted as of October 31, 2014. Click here for the report on the planning progress across the state.

Certification of Eligibility »

Certification of Eligibility (COE)
The COE is the AB 86 planning guidance used by adult education consortia to create their regional plans.

Planning Demographic Data »

The demographic data shared by the Work Group for planning as part of the past webinar is now available. The data includes total population, total population below poverty line, individuals over 25 without a high school diploma, number of unemployed individuals, number of English language learners (ESL), total adults with a disability, population of non-naturalized US citizens and number of adults with low literacy. The data is shown by AB 86 regional consortia area. Most of the data is US Census Bureau American Community Survey data that can be found on the California Department of Finance Demographic Research Page. Data on Literacy can be found on the National Center for Education Statistics in the National Assessment on Adult Literacy section. This data may be helpful during your local planning process.



Apprenticeship Information »

Apprenticeship Information
Guidance and information on how to address apprenticeships for the planning process. Included here is a listing of LEA apprenticeships and their sponsors.

LA Regional Student Survey Samples »

The Los Angeles Regional Adult Education Consortium conducted surveys to Adult Education students as part of their regional planning process. Some regions have requested a copy of these surveys for use in their own regions. This may be a resource that regions wish to use for implementation as well.



Implementation Survey »

Implementation Survey
The AB 86 cabinet and office developed implementation guidelines and tools to provide to regional consortia as they transition to implementation of their regional plans. In order to better provide guidance and technical assistance, they asked the primary contacts of the consrotia work with their region to complete this survey in order to provide better guidance as implementation of your plans begin. In total 57 regions submitted the survey and 42 regions completed all questions. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SURVEY SUMMARY RESULTS.

AB86 Regional Fact Sheets »
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