CDE Announcements Archive


2020–2021 WIOA, Title II: AEFLA Important Updates (sent July 28, 2020)

Dear Adult Educator:

The 2020–21 program year for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) has officially begun! We warmly welcome all of our adult educators to this new grant cycle. The year begins with more than 30 new grantees, several of which are new to receiving WIOA funding. There are many important updates to share with you at this time and we will continue to send notifications and resources as they become available. Agencies are strongly encouraged to connect with each other within their local networks for further support as we continue to be innovative in our activities amidst this global pandemic.

Program and Accountability Requirements

Information regarding federal accountability requirements for California adult education agencies that receive AEFLA funding has been posted on the CDE WIOA, Title II: AEFLA Grant Information 2020–2021 web page.

Grant Award and Budget

Grant Awards are being finalized but have not yet been approved. When ready, they will be posted to the CDE WIOA, Title II: AEFLA Funding Results web page. A signed Grant Award Notification (GAN) should be submitted electronically within 21 days of the final award posting. You must turn in a signed GAN before you can be given access to the online budget application. Get a head start on preparing for your budget application by revisiting the “Budget Guidelines and Requirements” section of the 2020–23 Request for Applications.

Welcome Video

As your State Director, I look forward to officially welcoming you through another welcome video. As we work through the logistics of preparing and posting this year’s video, know this - the work that you are doing is being seen and is making a difference despite the challenges that we are all facing; and despite the visible difference in the way that our connections with one another are made from that which we are accustomed. We are excited to begin the year with you and we send both our support and encouragement as we do!

Staffing Update

I am pleased to announce that we have added a new consultant, Arturo Ambriz, and a new fiscal analyst, Charlie Brenneman, to the AEO Team. We also have a new front desk coordinator, Annie Welch. We are excited to welcome each of these individuals to our office. Their assignments and contact information are available in the new Staff Directory which has moved from the CDE website to the Adult Education Online Application and Reporting website (login required). Look for “Help and About” on the main menu bar.

New Administrator Orientation

We will be hosting a virtual orientation from September 21–24, 2020, for both new grantees and new administrators of the WIOA, Title II: AEFLA grant. The details for this event are being finalized and Save the Date information will be distributed soon. Please plan to join us not only to receive information regarding grantee requirements and resources, but also as an opportunity to meet CDE staff and our State Leadership Project partners and to network with other WIOA, Title II: AEFLA grantees in your region.

Account Setup

If you are a new grantee, you need to setup or modify your account login/password for the Adult Education Online Application and Reporting website. Please take a moment to review the information sent to you via email earlier this month if you have not already responded.

Contact Information

Have you recently experienced a change in program or administrative staff? Please review your agency information and staff contacts within the reporting site at Keeping this data current ensures that CDE has the correct information to distribute important documents by mail and email.

Like many of you, our staff are primarily still working remotely due to Covid-19 and the best way to reach us is by email. If you have any questions, please contact your CDE Regional Consultant or the Adult Education Office by email at


Carolyn Zachry
Education Administrator and State Director
Adult Education Office
California Department of Education