Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium
About Adult Education Block Grant | AEBG
The 2013-2014 State Budget appropriated $25 million to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to allocate funding for two-year planning and implementation grants. The funds were provided to eligible consortia for the purpose of developing regional plans for adult education. Assembly Bill 86 (AB 86) outlined expectations for consortium development as well as planning and implementation requirements to establish the Adult Education Consortium Program. The intent of AB 86 is to expand and improve the provision of adult education –via these consortia– with incremental investments starting with the 2015-16 fiscal year.
With the passage of the AB 104 Budget Bill, AB 86 began the transition from planning to implementation. The 2015-2016 State Budget appropriated $500 million to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education to allocate funding for adult education for the purpose of implementing regional plans for adult education. The CCCCO and the California Department of Education (CDE) are working in partnership to implement the requirements outlined in the Adult Education Block Grant. The agencies jointly established a state agency to oversee the implementation of the Adult Education plans submitted by each of the 71 consortia during the planning phase. The state office will continue to provide guidance and solicit feedback from the field throughout the implementation process.
The AEBG budget bill (AB 104) outlines specific requirements for consortia regarding funding and reporting.
The Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium (formerly the Santa Barbara AB86 Consortium) was formed in accordance with AB 104 legislation enacted in 2015. Effective July 1, 2015, the Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium was allocated $750,000 for the 2015-2016 fiscal year with preliminary allocations of $773,016 for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. The Consortium meets on a regular basis to plan and implement education programs serving the needs of adults in our region.
Santa Barbara Community College District | SBCCD
- Official Representative: Dr. Melissa V. Moreno, Consortium Chair
Santa Barbara County Education Office | SBCEO
- Official Representative: Anthony W. Bauer
Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board | SBCWDB
- Official Representative: Raymond L. McDonald
Carpinteria Unified School District | CUSD
- Official Representative: Gerardo Cornejo
Department of Rehabilitation (Santa Barbara District)
Santa Barbara City College
- Adult Basic Education & Literacy
- Adult High School | GED
- Career Skills Institute
- Career Technical Education Apprenticeship
- Community Education Center
- Disabled Student Programs & Services
- English as a Second Language
- Office of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning
- Short Term Vocational Programs
- Student Support Services
Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
Santa Barbara County Employees' University
Santa Barbara Public Library
Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD)
Tri-Counties Regional Center
United Cerebral Palsy (Santa Barbara County)
* Partners include local public agencies, departments, and offices, particularly those with responsibility for local public safety and social services; workforce investment boards; libraries; and community-based nonprofit organizations. The Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium is inclusive and invites more qualified partners to the table.