The work of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education is responsive to the following legislation governing the California Adult Education Program (CAEP):


In June 2013, the California state legislature passed and the governor signed AB86 which provided funding to 70 regional consortia around the state.

More about AB86:


With the passage of the AB 104 Budget Bill, AB 86 began the transition from planning to implementation. As AB 86 becomes the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), the CCCCO and the California Department of Education (CDE) continue to work in partnership to implement the requirements outlined in the Adult Education Block Grant.

After two years of planning, in July 2015 the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed legislation (AB104 SEC. 39. Article 9) that supports the AB86 regional plans with funding for what was then called the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG). In 2018, the name was changed to the California Adult Education Program (CAEP)

More about AB104: (links)


In September, 2018, an additional bill, AB 2098, was signed which added Immigrant Integration metrics to what the 71 Adult Ed Consortia could and should achieve.

More about AB2098:


The need for sustainable funding for adult education programs such as English as a Second Language (ESL), Career Technical Education, High School Diploma/Equivalency, Apprenticeship, Citizenship and Immigrant Integration is ongoing. SBCAE is a proud partner of our State and National Adult Education Professional Organizations, the California Council on Adult Education (CCAE) and the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE).