Requests for Proposal

2021-2022 Request for Proposal Period

Request for Proposal Timeline & Procurement

The Santa Barbara Adult Education Consortium (SBAEC) allocation for the Year-7 grant cycle is $845,126.00.  A total of $135,500.00 of unallocated funds from the Year-6 grant cycle has been added to the Year-7 grant cycle thereby bringing the total allocation to $980,626.00.  

All awardees are expected to expend funds no later than March 31, 2023.

The Consortium has historically awarded 70% or more of its total funding to programs.  In 2020-2021, award allocations ranged between $50,000.00 -$132,000.00.

A comprehensive and competitive Request for Proposal submission will align with the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) grant and the Consortium's goals and objectives.

The Consortium welcomes the public, students, teachers employed by local educational agencies, Community College faculty, principals, administrators, classified staff, and the local bargaining units of the school districts and community colleges to submit a SBAEC Request for Proposal to secure program funding for the 2021 - 2022 grant cycle.

To ensure all prospective bidders and the public receive adequate guidance and their questions are answered for the Request for Proposal, the SBAEC Director/Interim Chair will be hosting a Bidders’ Conference.

Supporting Documents
(I) CAEP SBAEC Annual Plan (2021-2022)
(II)  CAEP SBAEC Three-Year Plan (2019-2022)
(III) SBCC School of Extended Learning BW Research Economic and Workforce Gap Analysis for Adult Education Students 

Request for Proposal Timeline

(I) June 28, 2021
Request for Proposal release date
(II) July 16, 2021     1:00pm-2:00pm
Request for Proposals Bidders’ Conference
Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 947 6122 8684 (555681) or call +16699006833
(III) July 28, 2021    1:00pm-3:00pm
Networking: Partnerships & Pathways for RFP Success (optional virtual space - open to all) 
Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 930 1473 4903 (372666) or call +16699006833

(IV) August 4, 2021 (rescheduled from July 21, 2021)     10:30am-12:00pm
Networking: Partnerships & Pathways for RFP Success (optional virtual space - open to all) 
Via Zoom: Meeting ID: 998 1352 3252 (000011) or call +16699006833

(V) September 3, 2021  Midnight (date extended - previously August 13, 2021)

Request for Proposal due date 
(VI) October 6, 2021
Consortium awards Approved Request for Proposals at CAEP Public Meeting

 Request for Proposal Instructions

(I) Complete the 2021-2022 Santa Barbara Adult Education Consortium Request for Proposal Google Form Application.

(II) Complete and email the 2020-2021 Santa Barbara Adult Education Consortium Activity Chart to You are expected to make your best efforts to expend funding by March 31, 2023. Your timeline of activities should reflect expenditures by the deadline. 

Both items are due NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 3, 2021.

Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the Santa Barbara Adult Education Consortium. You may be asked for clarification during the review period between June 29, 2021 and before the final review and approval in September 2021. Approval of applications will be announced at the Consortium Public Meeting on October 6, 2021.