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AB 86 Adult Education Regional Consortia Program
Certification of Eligibility

***Final Regional Comprehensive Plans are due on March 1, 2015 . Submission guidelines are as follows: ***

  • Submit your narrative report, including the tables for Objectives 3 to 7, as a single document in PDF format.
  • Use the following naming convention for the file: Grant Number-Regional Consortium Name- 3.1.15 Final Plan.
  • Submit the Excel tables for Objectives 1 and 2 in a separate, Excel file.
  • Include a cover sheet, table of contents, and narrative for all seven objectives and tables for objectives 3-7 in one PDF document.
  • Refer to the report checklist available on the COE Materials page to ensure you have included all parts of the regional comprehensive plan including:
    • Organizational structure
    • List of members and partners
    • Shared leadership strategies
    • Involvement of faculty and teachers
    • Communication strategy for the planning process.

Intent to Award Memo

Adult Education Regional Consortia Program Certification of Eligibility (COE) Materials

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

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 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

CLICK HERE for more information on the technical assistance webinars.

Eligible applicants for these funds are Community College Districts (CCD) and K-12 School Districts (K-12 SDs). 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 January 31, 2014. All other required documentation is due on Monday, February 24, 2014.