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COABE Digital Equity Survey 

Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program 

CASAS’ CAEP Accountability for 2022-23 Face-to-Face Training Coming to a City Near You

WestEd’s Adult Education: Gateway to College and Living Wage Employment

OTAN’s Technology and Distance Learning Symposium Call for Proposal

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

COABE Digital Equity Survey

COABE is conducting a digital equity survey and is requesting your participation. The pandemic revealed major gaps in basic educational needs such as WiFi and device accessibility for our adult learners who are often already dealing with major barriers to achieving their education and employment goals. COABE is committed to working with legislators, foundations, and the business community to illuminate the needs of the local programs and adult learners, but we need your help to do so. Please complete this questionnaire to help them continue to make the case for funding. 

Digital Equity Survey

Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program  

The Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program supports Californians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a one-time grant of $2,500 for reskilling, up-skilling, and accessing educational programs to get back into the workforce. This opportunity is open to community college noncredit and adult education students. There are specific eligibility criteria listed as it is tied to the impact that the pandemic had on the student and employment.  

The application is currently available online, however, the Chancellor’s Office is working with the CA Student Aid Commission to develop a paper application. Details on the availability of this paper application will be forthcoming. 


Explore the website to learn more about this opportunity.

GSETG Website

CASAS’ CAEP Accountability for 2022-23 Face-to-Face Training and NEW Webinar

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Join Jay tomorrow, November 17th at 9:00 a.m. at the Slawson Southeast Occupational Center for the CAEP Accountability for 2022-23 in-person training!

Jay will provide an overview of quarterly and end of year CAEP data collection requirements, and steps for intake, update, and follow up reporting. During the training, new requirements will be identified and a review of existing guidelines for CAEP reporting, including initiatives at the federal level that may impact state reporting. Updates of CAEP reports and other tools that are available in TOPSpro Enterprise will be provided. State and federal level guidelines that affect CAEP data collection will be identified, and guidance to implement them at the local level will be provided. Lastly, practices for student enrollment, participation, and assessment implementation will be identified to ensure agency compliance and promote student success. Register to attend a session at one of the following sites: 


Los Angeles Unified School District: November 17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


San Bernardino Valley College: February 15, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


More dates and cities will be announced soon!

Unable to attend in-person? Jay is also facilitating a webinar on this topic. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Register to attend using the link below. 

Register to Attend

WestEd’s Adult Education: Gateway to College and Living Wage Employment Training

Join your colleagues for a full-day shared exploration of your regional labor market information, nuanced demographic data, and pathway planning & mapping. All trainings are tailored to your region.  


Registration Now Open! 

If you have any questions, contact Blaire Toso – [email protected] and Ayanna Smith – [email protected]


Topic Highlights: 

  • Understanding local data to identify, inform and build pathways, including labor market, local workforce and equity needs, inverse staffing occupations across industries, such as health care and manufacturing. 
  • Navigating dashboards, data sources, and partnerships to identify gaps in offerings and targeted programming to build seamless pathways. 
  • Using an Opportunity Map to identify student centered transitions and goals along a pathway, including the need for bridge programs, on and offramps, concrete employment and education/training opportunities along a career pathway. 
  • Identifying core components of effective sustainable pathways. 
  • Full Training Description 

OTAN’s Technology and Distance Learning Symposium Call for Proposals Open

March 3 and 4, 2023 (in-person and online event)

The Call for Proposals is open! Please consider submitting a proposal to share your expertise and perspective with others! The deadline to submit is Monday, December 19.

The Technology and Distance Learning Symposium is OTAN’s annual conference with dynamic, hands-on presentations and lively discussions that show participants how to integrate technology to enhance the learner experience, extend the classroom to learners through blended and distance learning, and help adult education programs be more effective and efficient.

TDLS is ideal for teachers, coordinators, administrators, and support staff at California adult education agencies under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, WIOA Title II — the federal grant administered by the Adult Education Office at the California Department of Education — as well as adult education staff who work at school districts, community colleges, community or faith-based organizations, volunteer literacy organizations, public or private nonprofit agencies, public libraries, state agencies, and correctional facilities.

Submit a Proposal

CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Budget and Work Plan Due Dates

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The member Budget and Work Plan was due October 30, 2022 and is to be certified by the consortium no later than November 30, 2022.

The Quarter 1 expense report due dates will remain the same.

CAEP Program Area Report Actuals Certified

The CAEP Program Area report actuals are to be certified in NOVA by December 1, 2022. To report hours of instruction, members are to use the TOPSpro® Enterprise CAEP 2021-22 member reports by program area, their agency’s attendance system, and the community college district’s apportionment attendance reports generated from the CCFS-320 Reporting System for noncredit FTES. To report leveraged funds, use your districts accounting records.

CAEP Quarter 1 Member Expense Report

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The Quarter 1 Member Expense Report will be due December 1, 2022 and certified by the consortium no later than December 31, 2022. In addition, December 31st will be the last day members can spend 2020-21 funds.

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  • Nov 30: 22/23 Member Program Year Budget and Work Plan certified by Consortia in NOVA * (Extended for 2022)
  • Dec 1: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 Program Area Report (Instructional Hours and Expenses by Program Area; actuals) in NOVA and Certified by Consortium*
  • Dec 1: 20/21, 21/22 & 22/23 Member Expense Report Due in NOVA (Q1)
  • Dec 31: 20/21, 21/22 & 22/23 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q1) *
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