First, a reminder: Most of California’s Adult Ed funds come through the state but some comes in from the federal government through WIOA – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
From CCAE – California Council of Adult Education:
From: Art Ellison, State Director’s S.P.O.C. Network Administrator
Alert: Trump Administration Budget Proposal for Adult Education (FY18)
The first Trump budget proposal (skinny version) was released this morning.
It refers to significant cuts in job training programs in the Department of Labor portion of the proposal. Adult Education is not mentioned in the brief description of Department of Education programs however the Department would receive a -13.5% overall decrease. In the absence of more specific information which will not be forthcoming until mid-May WE ARE PROCEEDING WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT THERE WOULD BE AN ANTICIPATED CUT OF -13.5% FOR ADULT EDUCATION if this proposal is approved by Congress..
It will be extremely important that hundreds of thousands of contacts from the adult education field let members of Congress know that there should be no cuts to adult education funding in the FY18 federal budget.
We should have more specifics on our path forward with this effort by early next week.
Thank you all for what you have done in the past and what you will do in the future for our students and programs.