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October 7, 2015


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This Week's Webinar Topic: Review of AEBG Guidance
This week's webinar on Friday, October 9, will review guidance for the Adult Education Block Grant. This guidance will include allowable uses, template revisions and data collection.

The AEBG Office will soon release AB104 Technical Guidance, Allowable Uses for AEBG and Reporting Student Data for AEBG. In addition, the AEBG Office has made minor updates to the annual plan template and guidance and workbooks. These changes were made based on feedback from the field to debug issues within them. Throughout this first year, documents may be subject to revisions as the AEBG office works to create documents and processes that will work for the future.

The webinar is from 12:00PM to 1:00PM and it will be recorded and posted to aebg.cccco.edu Please visit us at aebg.cccco.edu or see below for directions on how to connect to the webinar.  

How to Connect:
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 153705
  • Go to http://www.cccconfer.org/index3.aspx
  • Click the Participant Log In button under the Meet and Confer logo
  • Locate your meeting and click Go
  • Fill out the form and click Connect
Save the Date: Peer Review and Networking Conference on December 1 -2, 2015
AEBG Consortia Project Coordinators will meet at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento on December 1 - 2, 2015, for a Networking and Reader's Conference. This conference is open to all AEBG consortia coordinators, leads or chairs.

A tentative agenda is below:

December 1, 2015
  • Arrive by 3:00 pm for registration/check-in
  • Networking and information sharing
  • Hospitality station with snacks will be provided.


December 2, 2015

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Instructions and Rubrics for Peer Review
  • Assign readers
  • Technical Assistance on AEBG matters
  • Super regional breakouts - topic TBA
  • Conference ends by 3:00 pm
New AEBG Website Launches
The new website for the new Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) has launched. You can vist the new website at 
http://aebg.cccco.edu. Please update your bookmarks and favorites with the new web address.

During the transition, links to the AB 86 website will be automatically redirected to the new AEBG website. Starting now, any bookmarks or resources from the AB 86 website will automatically go to the new AEBG website at http://aebg.cccco.edu

The new website will continue to be a source for the latest information and will archive the information from the AB 86 Planning Process. The new website and logo for the Adult Education Block Grant will have a fresh look and be easy to navigate to find the information you need. 

Archived webinars from the AB 86 planning process can be accessed with a link on the new AEBG webinars page. Click here to access Archived AB 86 Webinar Presentations and Recordings. Likewise, past eNewsletters and News Briefs can also be accessed with a link at the new AEBG Newsroom.  Click here for Historical AB 86 Newsletters and News Briefs. 

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AEBG Office Will Soon Release Guidance Documents and Updates
The AEBG Office will soon release several guidance documents and updates of templates pertaining to the implementation of the Adult Education Block Grant. Please check the For AEBG Grantees section of the website for the pending release of the following documents:

To be posted on Friday:
  • AEBG Appropriation Agreement Form


To be posted on Monday:

  • AB104 Program Guidance
  • Allowable Uses Guide

To be posted on Tuesday:
  • AB104 AEBG Annual Plan Template Instructions (revised)
  • AB104 AEBG Annual Plan Template (revised)
  • AB104 Block Grant Consortium Performance Measure Form (revised)
  • AB104 Block Grant Member Allocation For (revised)


  • Data Dictionary (new)
  • Student Intake Form Example (new)
Regional AEBGrant Workshops Offer Training on AEBG Implementation
Learn more about the implementation of the Adult Education Block Grant. The AEBG budget bill (AB 104) outlines specific requirements that consortia must follow. The AEBG office will host a series of workshops around the state to provide information and to answer questions about what consortia must do to meet the requirements of the Adult Education Block Grant legislation. This is a joint effort of the CDE and Chancellor's Office through the AE Block Grant Office.

These workshops are recommended for consortia leads and other individuals who will be working on 2015-16 implementation templates, amended three-year plans, and grant budgets and expenditures.

To register, please click on the link below for the workshop you wish to attend:
Registration is limited to 35 participants at each location. Please limit attendees to key people from your consortium. Plenty of spots remain for the workshops. Successful workshops have already been held at locations throughout the state.
Presentations from AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit Posted on Website
Both plenary speakers and presenters in the breakout sessions shared valuable information during the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit. Even if you were not able to attend the Summit, you can still access the information shared by presenters.

Presentations and supporting materials from the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit are being posted on the new AEBG website. Many presentations have already been posted. Others will be added as they become available.

Share Your Practices with Promise
The AEBG Practices with Promise site is a tool developed to share promising practices in adult education across the State. This tool allows regional consortia to share promising practices currently in use that have been proven to work. These practices include current initiatives, pilot programs, or strategies employed in your region for any or all of the program areas as well as practices that have helped your planning process be a success.
Representatives from three school districts and one community college district from Salinas Valley AB86 Consortium attended the National Career Pathways 2014 Annual Conference together. In addition to learning valuable information about strengthening career pathways for their students, they also strengthened collaboration between their organizations. Learn how Salinas Valley AB86 Consortium used professional development to strengthen career pathways and collaboration by clicking the link below.

We want to hear your stories and we want you to share your promising practices with your colleagues in adult education. Visit AEBGpracticeswithpromise.com to submit your story today!

Practices with Promise