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December 8, 2016
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Next Webinar December 9: Student Data Collection Q & A
Join us for the next webinar on Friday, December 9 at 12:00PM. The webinar will include a review of the Q&A from last week's webinar on the new submission requirements for student data collection and we will answer new questions from participants. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the AEBG Webinar Series page. Visit that page or see below for directions on connecting to the webinar.
How to Connect to the Webinars: 
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 819898
  • 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 819898 and click Connect
As always, past webinars can be accessed via the AEBG Webinar Series page.  Click on "Listen to Recording" to access the webinar. You will be connected to the CCCConfer webpage where you will have to enter your name and email address and click "Connect" to listen to and view the archived webinar.  

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.

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Take the 2016 AEBG Communications Survey
The AEBG Office wants your feedback on our eNewsletters, website, and webinars.  Please take a few moments to complete this 12 question survey.  Your feedback is highly appreciated and will help the AEBG Office tailor its communications to better meet your needs. Please complete the survey by Monday, December 12th. 

Article4AEBG RFA Intent to Award for Technical Assistance, Coordination and Capacity Building Announced
The formal Notification of Intent to Award memorandum for RFA No. 16-206 Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) Technical Assistance, Coordination and Capacity Building has been issued.  Please see the link below to review the memorandum.  

Article4New Submission Requirements for Quarterly and Annual AEBG Performance Reports
The AEBG Office has issued a letter detailing requirements for Quarterly and Annual AEBG Performance Reports.  This letter includes details and required actions relating to:
  • management information system requirements;
  • alignment of AEBG measures; and
  • AEBG performance data and accountability funding
Consortia receiving AEBG funding from the CDE and the CCCCO for the 2016-17 program year must have a performance data collection system (MIS/Student Information Management System) by December 30, 2016 that can report all data into the CASAS TOPSPro® Enterprise system.  Consortia must track only students funded by AEBG for instructions and services. Consortia must use the National Reporting System (NRS) approved instruments for measurable skill gains in AEBG funded instruction (12 hours or more) in ABE, ASE & ESL.*

*NOTE: Any non-WIOA members would have to purchase TOPSPro® Enterprise in order to report their AEBG student data.  See AEBG student data collection page for link to CASAS pricing list (see link below).  WIOA members already have TOPSPro and would not need to purchase it again. 

December 2nd Webinar Q & A
More information was included on the 12/2 webinar (CLICK HERE to access the recording). The Q & A from that webinar will be available soon.  On this week's webinar we will review the questions and answers from last week and answer new questions from participants.

AEBG Office Letter on New Requirements
CLICK HERE or see the link below for the AEBG Office letter which details required actions. This letter was sent out to regional consortia primary contacts last week. CLICK HERE to connect to the Student Data Collection page for more important information and links.

Article4RFA for California College Promise Grant Program Released
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office announced the creation of the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program. The 2016-17 Budget appropriated one-time funding in the amount of $15 million, to support colleges interested in implementing new or expanding existing College Promise programs. Generally speaking, College Promise programs are partnerships which align local K-12 school districts, community colleges, and public university segments to provide clear pathways for students to follow in order to achieve their educational goals.  In addition, a successful program should also improve college readiness, access, and the overall success of its participants.

These are one-time grant funds to be distributed as follows:
  •  The purpose of these grants is to enable colleges receiving an award to implement or expand a California College Promise program. 
  •  It is the intent of the Legislature that community college districts develop partnerships with their local school districts and community organizations that will enable these successful programs to be replicated across the state and encourage students to pursue higher education.
  •  The maximum award amount of each grant is $750,000.
The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2017, at 5:00 PM, PST.

Article4CAEL Now Accepting Applications for Participation in Innovative Pilot
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), through support of the ECMC Foundation, is undertaking an innovative project to develop clear pathways between local Workforce Development Board-supported trainings and local community college degree programs by utilizing prior learning assessment (PLA) crosswalks and streamlined pathways for adult learners towards post-secondary completion. Through partnerships between local Workforce Development Boards and community colleges, this project seeks to convert WIOA-supported trainings into college level credits in equivalent college programs.

Now Accepting Applications
As part of this project, CAEL is requesting applications from four regions or communities to take part in this project. Attend their webinar December 12th to learn more. Applications are due January 13, 2017. CLICK HERE to download the application. 

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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. Sending them to the AEBG inbox helps us get back to you more quickly and efficiently!

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