December 13, 2017



Consortia members should be wrapping up their budget submis sions, a s t h ey are due in NOVA by Friday (12/15). The budget will include 16/17 carryover,  as well as 17/18 new funds.  If you have questio ns regarding the new system or need assistance, please reach out by submitting  your questions to the AEBG Office and AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP)  using this form .

Additionally, you may review the Q&A from the Nov. 29 webinar about NOVA, or you can access the archived webinar (scroll to the bottom of the page for the webinar archive).

For a preview of all of next year's deliverables, click here.
Additional resources to help you navigate NOVA: 


Registration for the third annual AEBG Summit is underway. Consortium leads were emailed unique PINs to distribute to their members for registration, and it is  up to each consortium to distribute the PINS to its members.  Members have until 5 p.m. Dec. 20 to register. It is mandatory that each consortium send at least one representative. 

Consortium leads are asked to "return" unused PINs by contacting [email protected]. AEBG TAP will redistribute unused PINS to other consortia, presenters or staff who sign up for a first-come, first-served waitlist. The cutoff for waitlisted members to register is 5 p.m. Jan. 5. To request to be put on the waitlist, email [email protected].

Please reserve your hotel room, if needed, using the AEBG Summit registration site


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Profiles for each consortium went live on the Educate & Elevate California website last week. You can view your consortium's profile hereAny requests for changes to your consortium's profile should be emailed to Michelle Jimenez at [email protected]

While your profile helps to tell the regional story, there also are resources designed to explain the statewide need for adult education and that outline available programs. Here are colorful, highly visual infographics that you can use as part of your AEBG storytelling activities.

The Preliminary Report on the Implementation and Effectiveness of the Adult Education Block Grant Program now is available on the AEBG website, via the What's New box on the homepage and the Reports  page.

To ensure that AEBG funding accelerates adults into employment, living wages and full engagement in society, AEBG state legislation requires that the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction submit two reports to the Legislature as provided in Section 9795 of the Government Code. This is the preliminary report, with the final report due March 1, 2018, and it addresses the key requirements of the legislation, the evolution of California's adult education system and recommendations. A special report, "Measuring our Success," was submitted to the state legislature in August. 

ADVANCE (the Lake Tahoe Adult Education Consortium) wanted to find a way to help local culinary industry partners rapidly fill vacancies in critical staffing positions and provide interested career seekers with an immediate on-ramp to a higher-wage position. In addition, the consortium needed to make sure it identified and delivered the skill training that was valued by the industry and created a program that was deliverable in multiple models. Ensuring that there was a pay-off for completers, as well as employers, was also a critical design principle.

Find out how the ADVANCE consortium tackled the challenge.

With schools, community colleges, agencies and other AEBG stakeholder organizations closing over varying periods of time this month and into early January, the newsletter will be on break through Jan. 10. Critical information will be communicated directly to the appropriate consortium contacts during this time.