CAEP eNewsletter

CAEP eNewsletter
In this Issue
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CAEP Preliminary Allocations for 2020-21
Reminder: CAEP Fees Policy
CARES Act Update
PPIC – An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies
Upcoming Webinars
Deadlines and Deliverables
CAEP Preliminary Allocations for 2020-21
By statute, the CAEP preliminary allocations must be posted by the end of February each year. Please click on this link to access the CAEP 21-22 preliminary allocations by consortia. The allocations will be posted in NOVA by the end of next week. Consortia will need to schedule their public meetings to discuss member allocations as the certification of member allocations is due by May 2, 2021. This is part of the CFAD process for CAEP. No extensions will be granted past the May 2nd due date. For consortia that fail to submit their CFAD on time, the State CAEP Office will be forced to use prior year allocation numbers to move forward with the disbursement of funds. If the May Revise results in a change to the 2021-22 preliminary allocations, the State will reopen NOVA for a revised CFAD due June 30, 2021. Please contact TAP at tap@caladulted.org or (888) 827-2324 if you have questions.
Reminder: CAEP Fees Policy
The State CAEP Office is redistributing the Fees Policy memo to remind all members and consortia directors about charging fees for adult education courses. The State CAEP Office will follow up with any district that appears to be charging fees in violation of education code and/or state policy. Please contact CAEP TAP at tap@caladulted.org or (888) 827-2324 if you have any questions regarding this policy.
CARES Act Update
The California Department of Education maintains a website dedicated to the latest information regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Currently, LEAs can use CARES Act funds for any activities authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2000 (ESSA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act, or the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. One of the eligible uses is for “Expenses to facilitate distance learning, including technological improvements, in connection with school closings to enable compliance with COVID-19 precautions”. As a result, K-12 districts now have a new avenue to provide the technological funding necessary to make remote learning for Adult Education students a possibility – if states and local officials are willing to allot funding for this purpose. Stay tuned for more updates.
PPIC – An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies
Inequity has proven to be the primary challenge of this recession. Low-wage workers bear a bigger burden—from greater health risks to higher unemployment. And labor market declines have been concentrated among communities of color and women. Without deliberate policy action, this crisis portends a future of even higher income inequality and lower upward mobility. PPIC Statewide Survey shows that many Californians in households making less than $40,000—about one in five—are struggling. Forty-two percent of low-income Californians cut back on food to save money and 36% were unable to pay a monthly bill, compared to 12% and 9%, respectively, of Californians in households making $80,000 or more. An equitable recovery requires two key strategies: First, target critical support to those most affected in the near term. Second, help people climb the economic ladder in the long term.
Upcoming Webinars
Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Webinar
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
Join the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Project during Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month for this one-hour webinar showcasing the benefits of strong partnerships between adult education programs and workforce partners.
Special Guests:
  • Cheryl Keenan, Director, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  • Sharon Lee Miller, Director, Division of Academic and Technical Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Adult Education Bridge & Integrated Education and Training (IET) Programs:
  • Bridges to Careers Expansion, Rochester Adult Literacy at Hawthorne, Rochester, MN
  • Career Pathways, South Bay Adult School, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Jennings County Education Center, North Vernon, IN
  • Connections 101, Great Falls Career and College Readiness Center, Great Falls, MT
  • PluggedIn Virginia (PIVA) Boot Camp, Peninsula Regional Education Program, Newport News, VA
Free ICAN Safe Workforce, Safe Workplace Training & Certificate
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
The Infection Control for All Now (ICAN) Certificate/Digital Badge is now free online for educators and industry professionals. Join members of the Workforce Economic Development Division, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office as they provide information on the new ICAN program. Specifically, the ICAN program provides:
  • Free, self-paced two-hour training program for non-health workers to educate employees on preventing the spread of disease.
  • Built on CDC and CDPH content with industry input. Those who complete the course earn a Digital Badge and Certificate in one of seven areas: Distribution Center (Warehouse), Lodging Customer Service, Culinary Service, Engineering & Maintenance, Contracted Service and Housekeeping and Retail Customer Service.
  • Developed in Canvas for ease of adoption by educators.
  • A collaboration of the Health Workforce Initiative and Retail/Hospitality/Tourism Initiative, Workforce Economic Development Division, California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
Deadlines & Deliverables
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  • Feb 28: Preliminary allocations for 2021-22 and 2022-23 released by this date.
  • Mar 1: 18/19 and 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report due in NOVA (Q2)
  • Mar 1: Close out of 18/19 Member Funds due in NOVA
  • Mar 31: 18/19 and 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q2)
  • Mar 31: Close out of 18/19 funds in NOVA certified by Consortia in NOVA
  • Mar 31: End of Q3
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