ADULT EDUCATION BLOCK GRANT (AEBG)
(1) What is AEBG?
The 2015-2016 State Budget appropriated $500 million (AB 104) to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education to allocate funding for adult education. The funds will be provided to eligible consortia for the purpose of implementing regional plans for adult education. The intent of the Adult Education Block Grant was to expand and improve the provision of adult education via these consortia.
The CCCCO and the California Department of Education (CDE) are working in partnership to implement the requirements outlined in the Adult Education Block Grant. We will continue to provide guidance and solicit feedback from the field throughout the implementation process. Link to AEBG: http://aebg.cccco.edu/Home
(2) What is a consortium?
The 2013-2014 State Budget appropriated $25 million to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to allocate funding for two-year planning and implementation grants. The funds were provided to eligible consortia for the purpose of developing regional plans for adult education. Assembly Bill 86 (AB 86) outlined expectations for consortium development as well as planning and implementation requirements to establish the Adult Education Consortium Program. The intent of AB 86 is to expand and improve the provision of adult education –via these consortia– with incremental investments starting with the 2015-16 fiscal year.
A consortium is comprised of at least one adult school and a one community college. Currently, there are 71 consortia in California serving adult students in the following program areas;
The Palo Alto Adult School is part of the North Santa Clara County Student Transition Consortium (STC). Consortium members:
If you would like to read more about the STC, please our website: https://sites.google.com/site/nsccstcaebg
(3) What resources has Palo Alto Adult School added as a result of the AEBG?