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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
September 24, 2020

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools:

First Apportionment for the California Adult Education Program
Fiscal Year 2020–21

This apportionment is made from funds provided by an interagency agreement with the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and Item 6100-156-0001 of the Budget Act of 2020 (Chapter 23, Statutes of 2020), in support of the California Adult Education Program.

Per California Education Code (EC) Section 84912, funds are apportioned in 12 equal payments to each local educational agency (LEA) on a monthly basis. The first disbursement consists of four payments, July through October, in the amount of $137,788,120. Subsequently, $34,447,045 will be apportioned at the end of each month, through June 2021, for the same purpose. The total funding in this apportionment is $413,364,480.

LEAs are required to fulfill the following criteria in order to receive an apportionment:

  • Per EC Section 84906(a), have approved an adult education plan that addresses that fiscal year, with detailed information as specified in EC Section 84906(b).
  • Per EC Section 84913, use these funds on only the eight following areas:
  1. Programs in elementary and secondary basic skills, including programs leading to a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.
  2. Programs for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship, English as a second language, and workforce preparation.
  3. Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily related to entry or reentry into the workforce.
  4. Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily designed to develop knowledge and skills to assist elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically in school.
  5. Programs for adults with disabilities.
  6. Programs in career technical education that are short term in nature and have high employment potential.
  7. Programs offering preapprenticeship training activities conducted in coordination with one or more apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation and geographic area.
  8. Indirect costs of the program’s consortium members.

An LEA will also be required to adhere to specified requirements in order to maintain its consortium membership.

Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 6391, Adult Education Program, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

If you have any questions regarding this payment, please contact Clifton Davis, Jr., Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Adult Education Office, by email at If you have any programmatic questions, including questions regarding consortia requirements, please contact Neil Kelly, Adult Education Program Office, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, by email at


Kindra Britt, Deputy Superintendent
Access for All Branch


Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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