CDE Announcements Archive


AB 130, New Admin Orientation, Grant Budgets and more! (sent August 25, 2021)

Dear WIOA Administrator,

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) 2021–22

Assembly Bill 130

The Adult Education Office (AEO) has received clarifying information related to Assembly Bill (AB) 130 Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill which made changes to the requirements for Independent Study programs. The clarification from the Department of Finance and the state administration is that the intent of the Legislature was NOT to require these changes for Independent Study for Adult Education programs or Adults in Correctional Facilities (AICF).

New Administrator Orientation

Only two days left to register! This is a reminder to register for the New Administrator Orientation (NAO), especially if you have been in your position for less than three years. The NAO is scheduled to take place over a two-week period in September. Use this link to complete the registration by this Friday, August 27, 2021.

Grant Budgets

Grant Budgets are due to the California Department of Education by next Friday, September 3, 2021. The online budget application is open to any agency that has uploaded their Grant Award Notification (GAN) electronically within the reporting site, and after review, had the file status marked ‘accepted’. To date, not all agencies have uploaded a GAN and the due date was August 20, 2021. If your agency needs additional time to obtain board approvals before your GAN or budget may be submitted, please contact your CDE Fiscal Analyst to request an extension. Agency specific due date extensions are reflected on the WIOA Dashboard.

Reporting Site Accounts

OAR Admins are encouraged to remind their reporting site users, and especially those with the Approver role, to finalize their new logins accounts by setting up a password. The process takes less two minutes. To assist with this process, OAR Admins may choose to resend a welcome email to users that have not yet logged in. A user guide is available in the Resources section of the reporting site to assist users assigned to this role.

Welcome Back 2021–22 Video

Check it out! The Welcome Back video for 2021–22 has posted. Please share this video link with your staff. A login is not required to view the video. The video may also be located under the Training and Videos header on the Resources section of the reporting site.

If you have any questions, please contact the Adult Education Office by telephone at 916-322-2175 or by email at


Carolyn Zachry, Ed.D.
Education Administrator and State Director
Adult Education Office
California Department of Education

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This message was sent by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), a leadership project for Adult Education in California. OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 from the Adult Education Office, Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223.