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Grants Update AB86 - Overview

CLPCCD has joined forces with its educational partners in developing a new regional plan to better serve the educational needs of adult learners. Assembly Bill 86, Section 76, charged the California Department of Education and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office with jointly implementing an adult education planning process. The legislation appropriated $25 million to regional consortia to develop plans that address the following five areas:

Serving as the fiscal agent, CLPCCD has been awarded $329,938 for the 10-member Mid-Alameda County Consortium which includes Chabot College, Las Positas College, and the unified school districts of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton.

Partnering agencies for the project include regional occupational programs (ROPs), career centers, workforce development organizations, and county and city services.

Already, the consortium is drafting a Regional Comprehensive Plan that identifies and evaluates current adult education services and service gaps. The partners will work together, creating linkages between the systems to provide seamless transitions for students to transfer into postsecondary education and the workforce.

The consortium has a long history of collaboration in the region. Through previously existing partnerships, members are currently working together on successful endeavors which will serve as the foundation for future collaboration and alignment efforts.

The district is contributing to the statewide program in an additional way. CLPCCD’s Economic Development and Contract Education Department, led by District Executive Director Julia Dozier, has been named as the fiscal agent for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Work Group, which is tasked with statewide oversight, research, and assessment for the program.

The district looks forward to continued collaboration with our partners in providing the best educational services for adult learners in our region.