The State Budget has appropriated $500 million 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 regional consortia for the purpose of implementing regional plans for adult education. The intent of the Adult Education Block Grant is 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. The agencies jointly established a state agency to oversee the implementation of the Adult Education plans submitted by each of the 70 consortia during the planning phase. The state office will continue to provide guidance and solicit feedback from the field throughout the implementation process.
A new website has been created, http://aebg.cccco.edu/ , for the latest information regarding the implementation of this new Adult Education Block Grant.