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May 18, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: An Overview of the Trailer Bill Language
This week's webinar will include an overview of the adult education trailer bill language. The webinar will be on Friday, May 13th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will be recorded and posted to the AEBG Webinar series page. Visit that page or see below for directions on connecting to the webinar.  
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 314393
  • Go to www.cccconfer.org
  • Click the Meetings tab at the top of the screen or the Join a Class or Meeting Button at the bottom of the screen
  • Locate your meeting and click Connect
  • Fill out the form using passcode 314393 and click Connect
Please note that some participants have been having trouble connecting to CCCConfer webinars possibly due to a system upgrade to Windows 10. If you are having trouble connecting, or have in the past, please contact CCCConfer Client Services so that they can provide assistance. You can contact them by phone at 1-760-744-1150 ext. 1537 or 1554, or by email at clientservices@cccconfer.org.

Article1Education Trailer Bill Language Released
Article1Processing 16-17 AEBG Funding
The 16-17 preliminary allocation schedules were posted in February 2016.  The Board of Governors is scheduled to approve the $500M AEBG funding at their July board meeting.  Once the State has Board approval, the final 16-17 apportionment schedules will be processed and posted on the website for 16-17.  We anticipate the apportionment schedules to be posted in August.
If your accounting office is in need of an "Intent to Award letter" and/or a "Preliminary Schedule,"  please visit the following links:
3. Chancellor's Office apportionment schedule posted on their Fiscal Division webpage (will be posted this summer)
Please remind your accounting offices that the AEBG funding is apportionment - not a grant and in turn, there will be no
face sheets, no terms, no conditions, and no signatures required for AEBG apportionment funds.

Article1Timeline Update: Annual Plans for 16-17 Now Due August 15th
The 2016-17 Annual Plan due date has been changed to August 15, 2016. 

Article1CCCCO Special Reallocation of Funds for Student Equity
The California Community College Chancellor's Office announced the availability of additional Student Equity funds available on a one time basis.  These funds are available to support collaboration in specific areas.  Colleges can request these funds to enhance student equity through integrated planning and intervention strategies beyond what is already included in their 2015-16 Student Equity Plans. 
House Perkins Hearing Announced and Career Pathways Letter
Congress is considering the re-authorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act.  As a part of this process, the House Education and Workforce Committee held a Perkins Hearing on May 17.  A recording of the hearing can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.  

In other news, twelve federal agencies re-released a letter of support for career pathways systems development. The letter includes updated language from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act's definition for a career pathway.  CLICK HERE to review the Joint Letter on Career Pathways.
Inmate Education Training Workshops 
Each college is encouraged to send a small team of representatives including faculty, administrators, AEBG consortia representatives, and instructional support and student services personnel. Attendees will leave this training with a practical understanding of the rules and regulations surrounding inmate education environment, strategies for identifying California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) partners, best practices in course and program selection, and strategies for recruiting the training faculty.

AEBG Data and Accountability Allocation Released!
The AEBG Office has released the AEBG Data and Accountability allocations for regional consortia.  The funding will be used to:
  • Resolve AEBG data collection needs required by AB104, 
  • Foster regional and local system integration, coordinate regional intake, assessment, and referral, 
  • Align efforts under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and 
  • Ultimately connect to a state level AEBG Data System.

Instructions and requirements will be out the first week of June. Budget and work plans will be due in early Fall. Funding is good through December 31, 2017 with a final expenditure report due in January 2018 and close out report in February/March 2018. Budgets, expenditures, and progress will be reported, using a separate code (15-328-XX), via the current online reporting system (used under AB86, and currently being used by AB104). 

Important documents and events concerning this funding: 
  • AEBG Student Data Collection Instructions (to be released soon)
  • WIOA State Plan (released to the public already)
  • AEBG consortia 3 year plan and annual plans (on AEBG website)
  • Other fund sources data collection efforts (WIOA Title II & Title I, Community College MIS, Support Support Services Data Tracking)
  • Assessment efforts (WIOA, and Community Colleges Common Assessment Initiative)
  • AEBG Super Regional efforts
  • AEBG October 6-7, 2016 Summit - Data, Accountability, and Effectiveness
See the link to the allocations by consortia. Please note - the allocations are broken out into two parts - AB104 legislative language for the $25M for data and accountability efforts (85% to the regional consortia), and a small amount of unspent funding ($4.8M) from 15-16 that must be programmed before the end of the state fiscal year. 
More information will be released soon.


Article1Date Change:  2nd Annual AEBG Summit Now on November 1-2, 2016
Mark your calendars for the second annual Adult Education Block Grant summit! Please note, the date has changed since our announcement last week.  The event will be held on November 1-2, 2016 in Sacramento.  Each region will be invited to send up to 4 participants to the event. Stay tuned for more details to come.

Article1CLASP AEBG Implementation Survey
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is doing an AEBG Implementation Study. The purpose of the study, which will include consortia and state level partners, is to get a clearer sense of the system change impacts resulting from this effort to redesign adult education in California.  This survey went out last week to member the AEBG contact list of member representatives and primary contacts. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete.  Your contribution will help bring practitioners' views into the mix. Please contact Judy with any questions or concern: jmortrude@clasp.org. 

Article1Updated FAQs
New FAQs have been posted to aebg.cccco.edu.  The FAQs will be updated with questions submitted during the weekly webinar and posted by the Wednesday following the webinar.  These FAQs are FAQs will be organized by date posted and sections with new FAQs will be indicated in red font. Be sure to check out the FAQs section weekly for updated information. 

Practices with Promise Spotlight
Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium Project ACCESS
The Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium includes Acalanes Union School District/Adult Education, Antioch Unified School District/Adult Education, Contra Costa Community College District, Liberty Union High School District/Adult Education, Martinez Unified School District/Adult Education, Mt Diablo Unified School District/Adult Education, Pittsburg Unified School District/Adult Education, and West Contra Costa Unified School District/Adult Education.

Project ACCESS (Advancing Childcare Education and Student Success) was designed to address a high-density, low-income population, consisting of a majority which lack high school diplomas, who speak English not well or not at all. Facing considerable barriers to changing their individual or community situation or status, the vision which inspired the grant, continues to provide a way to raise the educational and socioeconomic level of a whole community. Students can achieve a college certificate, making them more employable. Their education, in turn, positively influences and impacts their own children's education, which could have a ripple effect in their families, as well as the community.

A pathway of Partnerships and Collaboration was created for students to become part of a cohort and learn Early Childhood Education and English simultaneously, beginning at the adult school (Mt. Diablo Adult Education), and bridging to the local community college (Diablo Valley College). This pathway culminates with a minimum of 12 ECE units and an Associate Teacher's permit. Catholic Charities of the East Bay has provided outreach, intake, case management, and wraparound services to minimize barriers. Tuition, linked ECE and ESL college courses, childcare, textbooks, as well as a lot of personalized, individual support helped students navigate the pathway.

Practices with Promise

Article1New AEBG Adult Education Consortium Map
Check out the new AEBG Adult Education Consortium Map! This new, interactive tool allows you to easily find consortium details about your region and those around you.  

Please take a few moments to review the information for your region included in the consortium details and if you see errors, scroll down to the bottom of your region's details page and find the red exclamation point icon.  Click on "Tell Us" and complete the web form to let us know of any changes that need to be made.  

Article8Have Questions or Comments? Send them to AEBG@cccco.edu
Have questions or comments regarding AEBG? Please help us help you by sending any questions or comments to aebg@cccco.edu rather than directly to Neil Kelly or Carmen Martinez-Calderon.  Sending them to the AEBG inbox helps us get back to you more quickly and efficiently!

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