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Adult education is a public education program for all adults. The California Adult Education Program provides state funds to support these activities.

California Adult Education Program

The California Adult Education Program (CAEP) provides adult education state funding to regional consortia, county offices of education, school districts, community colleges, and joint powers authorities consisting of community colleges, school districts, or a combination of these to support the following programs:

CAEP Program Areas

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
  • English as a Second Language and English Language Civics Education (ESL; EL Civics)
  • Short Term Career Technical Education (CTE)
  • Adults with Disabilities (AWD)
  • Adults Entering or Re-Entering the Workforce
  • Adults in Training Programs to Support K-12 Child Success

More than a million students enroll in adult education programs funded by the CAEP each year. The CAEP delivery system is aligned along California community college district boundaries. The amount of funding for the CAEP program allocated by the Legislature in 2018-19 and 2019-20 is $521.5 million, and $538.6 million respectively.

Funding Results 2020-21
Letter of authorization for apportionments, schedule of apportionments and list of entitled agencies.

Funding Results 2019-20
Letter of authorization for apportionments, schedule of apportionments and list of entitled agencies.

Funding Results 2018-19
Letter of authorization for apportionments, schedule of apportionments and list of entitled agencies.

Questions:   Adult Education Office | adulteducation@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-2175
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Recently Posted in Adult Education
  • Funding Results (added 16-Feb-2021)
    Adult Education Program entitlements, apportionments, and letters detailing funding information.