PPTX - AB 86
PPTX - AB 86
AB 86: Adult Education
Agenda for Today’s Webinar
Practices with Promise
Fiscal Reporting – due date 1/31
House Keeping Items
Governor’s Budget Highlights
Questions for DOF
Practices with Promise
• New tool to help consortia share Practices
• Based on feedback from the AB86 Summit.
• Tool will help share and learn from your
colleagues those promising practices to better
serve the educational needs of adults.
• AB86 3rd Quarter Expenditure & Progress
Report due 1/31
• Budget Changes for 3rd Quarter were due by
• Need a password to enter the expenditures &
progress information into the online system.
• Expense & Progress Report must be certified
by your certifying officer (need CBO password)
Housekeeping - Allowable Expenditures
• Q: Can AB86 funds be used by Consortia to pay for
people to travel to Sacramento in order to lobby,
advocate, and inform legislative members and staff on
the recently proposed Governor's Budget?
• A: The scope of the AB86 planning grant is to "jointly
provide planning and implementation grants to regional
consortia of community college districts and school
districts for the purpose of developing regional plans to
better serve the educational needs of adults". Lobbying
activities are outside the scope of the grant and are unallowable.
Housekeeping – Planning Funds
• Q: Must all the planning funds be expended by
June 30, 2015 or may they continue to
carryover for the maintenance of capacity for
the 15-16 year?
• A: All planning funds must be expended by June
30, 2015 on AB86 allowable activities. There is
no language in the contract that allows for
carryover funds into 15-16 by individual
Housekeeping – Final Expense Reports
• Q: I would like to verify that the planning money is
available through June 30, 2015, and that the final
expenditure report is due on August 31, 2015.
• A: The AB86 grant covers all planning related activities
through June 30, 2015. You will have chance to report
expenditures on July 31st (5th Quarter) for activities
that occur in April, May, & June. The final report for the
consortia to receive their withheld 10% is due by
August 31, 2015. So we did add an extra 5th Quarter
due July 31, 2015 because we realized we didn't have a
reporting period for activities taking place April-June.
Housekeeping – March 1st Final Plan
• Q: Are there any guidelines for the formatting and submission of the
• A: Yes, please submit your narrative report, including the tables
for Objectives 3 to 7, as a single document in PDF format. When
submitting your report, please use the following naming
convention for the file: Grant Number-Regional Consortium
Name- 3.1.15 Final Plan. You may submit the Excel tables for
Objectives 1 and 2 in a separate, Excel file. Please be sure to
include a cover sheet, table of contents, and narrative and tables
for all seven objectives. Please refer to the report checklist to
ensure you have included all parts of the regional comprehensive
plan, including information originally included in your project
management such as organizational structure, a list of members
and partners, shared leadership strategies, involvement of faculty
and teachers, and your communication strategy for the planning
California’s Governor’s Budget 2015-16
• Released January 9, 2015
• Found on Department of Finance website
• More than the adult education block grant
– Labor & Workforce & Adult Education
– Public Safety & Adult Education
– Career Technical Education
Labor & Workforce
• Unified state workforce plan with input from adult
• Regional planning efforts reflecting needs of
• Common measures for adult education and literacy
• Reauthorizes the Adult Education and Literacy
Program with emphasis on transition to postsecondary & career pathways.
• Allow for increase funding to support correctional
• Highlights reentry hubs for inmate willing to
take advantage of educational, vocational, and
behavioral treatment programs.
• Highlights expansion of pilot reentry programs.
Career Technical Education
• $250M in one time Prop-98 funding in each of the next
three years to support a transitional CTE Incentive Grant
Program for school districts, COEs, and charters.
• Extends CTE Pathways Initiative grant program for an
additional year (K-12 & Community College).
• Increases funding for Apprenticeship Programs (K-12
and Community College).
• Continues Existing Workforce Education and Training
Programs (CPAs, High School Programs, AG Incentives,
Economic Development Programs, Jail Education
Adult Education - Funding
• The Budget provides $500 million Proposition 98 General Fund
for the Adult Education Block Grant.
• The Block Grant will fund programs in:
– Elementary and secondary basic skills
– Classes and Courses in citizenship and English as a second
language for immigrants
– Education programs for adults with disabilities
– Short-term CTE programs linked to occupations with high
– Programs for apprentices
Alignment with the labor market
• These programs should be well aligned with
the economic needs of each region and that
they provide clear pathways to in-demand jobs
as determined by regional labor market
State Allocations – Year 1
• The Chancellor of the Community Colleges and
the Superintendent of Public Instruction will
jointly approve allocations of funds with an
emphasis on providing funding to those regions
with the greatest adult education needs.
• Funding allocations approved by the Chancellor
and Superintendent will be distributed as
determined by their allocation committees.
State Allocation – Year 1 & Future
• In the first year, to ease the transitions,
funding will be provided directly to K-12 school
districts in the amount of the K-1 districts’
maintenance of effort for adult education.
• Further allocations will be distributed
according to the local allocation committees.
• Proposed development of an allocation committee for each adult education
consortium responsible for planning and allocation block grant funds.
• The allocation committee will consist of seven members who represent the
– Community Colleges
– K-12 Districts
– Other adult education providers
– Local workforce investment boards
– county social services departments
– Correctional rehabilitation programs
– One public member with relevant expertise
• Allocation committees will coordinate with regional partners to funding
streams are integrated within the region.
• Allocation committees will determine how to
allocate block grant funds for:
– Direct Instruction
– Support Services and,
– Administration of its consortium
Reporting – State & Local
• Each consortium will report annually on progress
toward fulfilling its adult education plan. These
reports will inform distribution of block grant
funds in the future. (Local)
• A final report from the 2-year planning process
will be provided by March 1, 2015 which will
inform the accountability framework for delivery
of adult education and remaining policy decisions
such as how fees are charged for similar programs
by different providers. (State)
DOF Trailer Bill Language
Questions for DOF