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Release of AB 86 Adult Education Regional Consortium Program Certification of Eligibility Materials Announced

Posted on 12/20/2013

AB 86 Collaborating to better serve the educational needs of adults

The California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education (CDE) are pleased to announce the release of the AB 86 Adult Education Regional Consortium Program Certification of Eligibility (COE) Materials. The AB 86 Regional Consortium Program COE is the result of a partnership between the CCCCO and the CDE. The agencies jointly established an AB 86 Cabinet to guide and oversee the activities of a Work Group that developed the COE. The consortia that form as a result of this COE will further expand this partnership across the state to better serve the educational needs of adults in California.

Letter from the AB 86 Cabinet to Adult Education Stakeholders External link opens in new window or tab. (Download Adobe Reader External link opens in new window or tab) 

The COE focuses on Community College Districts and K-12 School Districts coming together to improve Adult education in five key areas. The areas of focus are as follows:

  • Elementary and secondary basic skills, including classes required for a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • Classes and courses for immigrants eligible for education services in citizenship and English as a second language and workforce preparation classes in basic skills
  • Education programs for adults with disabilities
  • Short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential
  • Programs for apprentices

The AB 86 Adult Education Regional Consortium COE materials are available by following this link. External link opens in new window or tab

The CCCCO and CDE will be hosting technical assistance webinars on Fridays at noon through the end of February beginning this Friday, December 20th at 12:00 pm. Stakeholders can to submit questions to the AB 86 email inbox at ab86@cccco.edu. More information on the Technical Assistance webinars, such as how to access the webinars and a schedule, can be found on the AB 86 website External link opens in new window or tab.

Eligible applicants for these funds are Community College Districts (CCD) and K-12 School Districts (K-12 SD). The COE is a non-competitive distribution of funds to eligible Adult Education Regional Consortia. Applications are expected to be a collaborative effort between CCDs and K-12 SDs and one request for funding per region is expected. Funds will be issued to one consortium per region. Regions are defined as the geographic boundary of the 72 California Community College Districts. A letter of eligibility from Adult Education Regional Consortia fiscal agents is due on Friday, January 31, 2014. All other required documentation is due on Monday, February 24, 2014.

For background on the AB 86 Adult Education Consortium Program, Frequently Asked Questions, and other information about the COE development process visit ab86.cccco.edu External link opens in new window or tab.