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;
North Santa Clara County Student Transition Consortium
The Palo Alto Adult School is a member of the North Santa Clara County Student Transition Consortium (NSCCSTC), a collaboration between the Foothill-De Anza College District (FHDA), Palo Alto Unified School District Adult School (PAUSD), Fremont Union High School District Adult School (FUHSD), and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Adult School (MVLA). The consortium serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale, as well as portions of San Jose. Its mission is to coordinate and align programs, create linkages, and develop regional plans to better serve the educational needs of adults in the region.
Meet the members of our consortium:
Find out more about NSCCSTC at sites.google.com/site/nsccstcaebg.
(3) What resources has Palo Alto Adult School added as a result of the AEBG?