What is the Adult Education Block Grant (aka AB86)? 

The purpose of AB 86 Section 76, Article 3 was to provide grant funds to regional consortium to create and implement a plan to better provide adults in its region with all of the  following:
  • Elementary and secondary basic skills, including classes required for a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • Classes and courses for immigrants eligible for education services in citizenship and English as a second language and workforce preparation classes in basic skills
  • Education programs for adults with disabilities
  • Short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential
  • Programs for apprentices
The consortium plan was submitted to the state in March, 2015. At the current time, the consortium is using leftover planning funds to begin implementing activities from the plan.

Additional funds are being provided to consortia in 2015-2016 under what is now known as the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) to implement the activities from the plan.

Go to the AB86 Website.

Learn More About the SAC AB86 Adult Education Consortium

In 2014, the members and partners of the Southern Alameda County AB86 Adult Education Consortium appeared on the Fremont Unified School District program Community Conversations with K K Kaneshiro to talk about the consortium. You can view the half-hour conversation at

Our SACC Logo (see above) was designed by Helen Frost, a high school student in the Motion Graphics Class at the Mission Valley ROP.

Collaborative Working Groups

We are very excited by the large number of people interested in participating in the Collaborative Working Groups to work on pathways for our adult school students and ideas for getting them through those pathways faster. We have Working Groups focused on ESL, Adult Basic/Secondary Education (including HS Diploma and GED), CTE/Apprentices, and programs for Adults with Disabilities. If you are interested in participating in any of these working groups, please contact Karen Barroso, the coordinator for the working groups, at kbarroso@nhusd.k12.ca.us.

Consortium Members

The Southern Alameda County AB86 Adult Education Consortium includes the following members:

Consortium Partners

The Consortium will be working actively with the following partner organizations:

  • Mission Valley ROP
  • If you are interested in working with the consortium, please contact us (see the contact information below).

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Southern Alameda County AB86 Adult Education Consortium or if you would like more information about working with the Consortium, contact one of the consortium co-chairs:
  • Jessica Wilder, New Haven USD @ jwilder@nhusd.k12.ca.us
  • Mark Wade Lieu, Ohlone College @ mlieu@ohlone.edu

The Consortium at Work

The consortium is holding its Fall 2016 working group summit, Making Connections, on Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Ohlone College Newark Campus. The focus of the day will be on supporting our work within the four focus areas as well as making connections between the focus areas. All are welcome. The day begins with continental breakfast at 9:30a followed by two hours of collaboration. The summit ends with lunch and more time for making connections. Please RSVP to mlieu@ohlone.edu.

SAC AB86 Adult Education Consortium Plan

The final consortium plan was submitted to the California Community College Chancellor's Office in March 2015. You can download a copy of the plan here. You can also view the plan for using the remaining planning funds here.

The consortium submitted an update to its plan in November 2015.

The consortium has submitted its plan for 2016-2017.