Adult Education Block Grant: San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium

San Diego Continuing Education is part of a regional consortium with San Diego Unified School District called the San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium (SDAERC). The SDAERC is responsible for the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) funding allocated to the region and is a designated governance body per state legislation AB 86 (2013) and AB104 (2015). Note: AEBG is now formally branded by California State Legislature as the California Adult Education Program (CAEP).

The purpose of the SDAERC is to oversee the development and implementation of the AEBG plans within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego and to address adult education needs of the region. The SDAERC is charged with improvement of adult education service integration, improvement in student transitions to post –secondary education and workforce, alignment of adult education services in the region amongst adult education providers and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (“WIOA”) programs, and engagement of providers and stakeholders in the development of adult education plans. For more information about the California Adult Education Program please visit the state website at  

For more information about San Diego Continuing Education's CAEP work with SDUSD through the SDAERC, please contact Kelly Henwood, Special Projects Manager and Consortium Lead at San Diego

SDAERC Members


Meetings: The SDAERC meeting every other month on the first Thursday from 2:30-4pm. See below for Meeting Dates and Agendas.

Program Year 2019-2020 Meeting Calendar

July 11, 2019                                        Agenda Minutes

September 19, 2019                             Agenda Minutes

October 11, 2019 Adhoc Strategic Plan Workgroup Agenda Packet

November 21, 2019                             Agenda  Minutes

January 16, 2020                                 Agenda Minutes

March 19, 2020                                   Agenda Minutes

May 21, 2020                                      Agenda Minutes

Past SDAERC Agendas and Minutes Archive


Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Program Year 18/19 Annual Plan

Consortium Fiscal Administrative Declaration (PY 19/20)

Past Annual Plans Archive

Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018


SDAERC Workgroups & Committees: The SDAERC has in the past, and may in the future, choose to form committees and workgroups either as ongoing and/or adhoc groups based on a need to accomplish a particular objective or task. All committees and workgroups are advisory to the SDAERC only and shall have reporting authority to the SDAERC. Committees and workgroups are not able to make decisions or take action on behalf of the SDAERC.

PY 18/19 SDAERC Workgroup & Committee Meetings:

Human Centered Design (HCD) Team



Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college. read more »