CDE Announcements Archive


Welcome Back and Important Updates (sent August 16, 2022)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act 2022–23

Dear Adult Education Administrators:

This email contains the following information:

  1. 2021–22 Year-end Deliverables and Final Expenditure Claim Reports
  2. 2022–23 Welcome Back Video
  3. Grant Award Notifications
  4. Time to Update: Reporting Site Logins and Agency Contacts
  5. Active Registration
  6. New Administrator Orientation
  7. Request for Applications, WIOA, Title II: AEFLA for Program Years 2023–2027
  8. Get Connected! California: High-Speed Internet Program
  9. Staff Announcements

2021–22 Year-end Deliverables and Final Expenditure Claim Reports

Year-end deliverables were due July 15, 2022, and Final Expenditure Claims (ECR) were due August 1, 2022. If your agency has not yet submitted these requirements, please do so now. Funding for program year 2022–23 fiscal year will only be released to agencies in good standing, meaning there are no outstanding deliverables from the last fiscal year and no accounts receivable pending.

Welcome Back Video

Help the Adult Education Office (AEO) kick off the new year by checking out the 2022–23 Welcome Back Video! This short, five-minute video is appropriate for ALL staff and will help start the school year in a positive, uplifting manner.

Grant Award Notifications

Approval for the 2022–23 funding package is still in process, which means Grant Award Notifications (GAN) are not yet available. Updates will post to the WIOA, Title II: AEFLA 2022–23 Grant Information web page, including Program and Accountability Requirements and Funding Results, as soon as it is available. Please reach out to the AEO, your AEO Regional Consultant, or AEO Fiscal Analyst by phone if you have questions about your grant award.

Time to Update: Reporting Site Logins and Agency Contacts

This is a reminder for staff assigned the role of OAR Admin in the Adult Education Online Application and Reporting Site to update their list of agency users in order to maintain the ability to prepare and approve deliverables or to receive your GAN. This important activity should take less than 15 minutes to review users, add new users, and remove previous users who have left your organization or retired. Refer to the user guides in the Resources section for further information.

It's also an important time to update Agency Contacts for recent staff changes to ensure important emails and notifications, like this one, are being sent to the right individuals. Please contact your AEO Fiscal Analyst with any questions.

Active Registration

This is a reminder to review your registration and ensure it is currently active. Check with the contact person within your agency for this information. In many K–12 school districts, a fiscal or administrative office will maintain this registration on behalf of the entire district. If your registration date is not current or is not searchable, you may experience a delay in receiving your GAN. Please contact your AEO Fiscal Analyst with any questions.

New Administrator Orientation

This year’s New Administrator Orientation will again be held virtually. Please save the following dates and times. Each of these time slots will have unique content and will not be repeated. More information will be available soon, but registration is now open.

September 7 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
September 8 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
September 13 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 14 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 15 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Request for Applications, WIOA, Title II: AEFLA for Program Years 2023–2027

Information for the next competitive Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant cycle is now available! This cycle covers program years 2023–2027. For more information, please refer to the WIOA, Title II: AEFLA Request for Application web page. The web page was recently updated with webinar details and a registration link.

Get Connected! California: High-Speed Internet Program

A new statewide effort to assist with getting high-speed internet service to 90 percent of all eligible low-income households by 2024 is underway. Enrollment assistance events for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) called Get Connected! California are happening on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Look for a separate email blast coming this week that provides program details and information that can be sent to students who need assistance applying for this program.

Staff Announcements

The AEO would like to officially welcome Ayana Mickey to our team! She will be joining the consultant staff under a training and development program, and we are excited for the honor of teaching her all about adult education. Ayana will be providing statewide program support as needed.

The AEO is pleased to announce that Diana Batista will be joining the Adult Education Office on August 29, 2022. Diana has over 22 years of experience in Adult Education which includes teaching, administration and data collection and reporting for student testing. After serving as Principal of Oxnard Adult School, she joined Sacramento County Office of Education as the Adult Education Director. Most recently, Diana has been supporting the Distance Learning programs of Conejo Valley Adult School. For the AEO, Diana will be supporting CAEP Districts within the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside.

The AEO is working to fill one additional vacancy in the Adult Education Support Office and hopes to have more updates to share very soon.

If you have questions for items not already identified above, please contact the Adult Education Office at 916-322-2175 or by email at

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