The California Clean Energy Jobs Act
(Proposition 39 K-12 Program)
To ensure encumbrance of Proposition 39 K-12 Program allocations by the statutory deadline of June 30, 2018, the last date to submit energy expenditure plans to the Energy Commission is August 1, 2017.
Important Deadline! Don’t Miss out on Free Prop 39 Money! Start your energy audits now to be prepared to submit your energy expenditure plans (EEPs)
To ensure LEAs can encumber Proposition 39 K-12 program allocations by the statutory required deadline of June 30, 2018, the last date to submit EEPs to the Energy Commission is August 1, 2017.
Public Resources Code Section 26233 (d) states “A local educational agency (LEA) shall encumber funds received pursuant to this section by June 30, 2018”. The California School Accounting Manual, procedure 210-11 details budgetary accounting for LEAs. It defines encumbrance as a commitment in the form of a purchase order or offer to buy goods or services.
Questions may be directed to Prop39@energy.ca.gov or the Proposition 39 Hotline, toll-free at 855-380-8722, or for those out-of-state at (916) 653-0392.
Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act, K-12 Program and Energy Conservation Assistance Act 2015-2016 Progress Report is Now Available
This is the Energy Commission’s second progress report to the Citizens Oversight Board. The report covers the period from December 19, 2013, when the Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act – Program Implementation Guidelines were approved, to June 30, 2016.
This report provides background on the Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act K-12 Program and a summary of approved energy expenditure plans, completed projects, and projects soon to be completed, as reported by local educational agencies. In addition, this report includes information on the Energy Commission’s revolving loan program known as the Energy Conservation Assistance Act – Education Subaccount (ECAA-Ed) and the Bright Schools Program. Both programs were appropriated funds from the Clean Energy Jobs Creation Fund created by Proposition 39.
The report can be found here: http://www.energy.ca.gov/2017publications/CEC-400-2017-001/CEC-400-2017-001-CMF.pdf
Sole Source and Proposition 39 Guidance
To kick off the new year, here are some very important Proposition 39 K-12 Program reminders and notices for all LEAs.
Proposition 39 funds must be awarded in accordance with state statutes, regulations, and the Proposition 39 Implementation Guidelines. Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 26235(c) states, “A community college district or LEA shall not use a sole source process to award [Proposition 39] funds ...” PRC Section 26206(d) states, “All projects shall require contracts that identify the project specifications, costs, and projected energy savings.” The Proposition 39 Implementation Guidelines are available on the Proposition 39 K-12 Program webpage at http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/proposition39/.
Note: In February a new certification will appear in the energy expenditure plan application:“The LEA commits to following all contracting requirements in the Proposition 39 Guidelines, including not using a sole source process to award funds and providing a clear and accurate description of the eligible energy project in all contracts.”
- To ensure encumbrance of Proposition 39 K-12 Program allocations by the statutory deadline of June 30, 2018, the last date to submit energy expenditure plans to the Energy Commission is August 1, 2017.
- A revised 2016-17 entitlement schedule has been posted on the CDE Proposition 39 webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/prop39cceja.asp.
- For LEAs with completed EEPs, a final project completion report will be made available on the Proposition 39 energy expenditure plan online system 12 months after the project completion date indicated in the annual progress report. The final project completion report must be submitted to the Energy Commission no later than three months after the report is made available.
Questions may be directed to Prop39@energy.ca.gov or the Proposition 39 Hotline, toll-free at 855-380-8722 or for those out-of-state at (916) 653-0392.
The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop. 39) changed the corporate income tax code and allocates projected revenue to California's General Fund and the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five fiscal years, beginning with fiscal year 2013-14. Under the initiative, roughly up to $550 million annually is available for appropriation by the Legislature for eligible projects to improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools.
Eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) — including county offices of education, school districts, charter schools and state special schools—can request funding by submitting an energy expenditure plan application to the California Energy Commission. For the first year, there is an option to receive part or all of a school's allocation for energy savings planning purposes. The Energy Commission approves plans and works with the California Department of Education, which subsequently distributes funds after plans have been approved.
The Energy Commission is committed to helping applicants through the process. Tools and resources on this page are designed to help expedite filing an application for approval. New materials and updates will be posted as they are available.
Program Implementation Guidelines
New Final Guidelines - Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act - 2016 Program Implementation Guidelines
Revised July 13, 2016. (PDF file, 80 pages).
Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP)
Utility Data Release Authorization Form - (CEC-12)
Revised: . (PDF File, 2 pages)
Facility and Service Account Information Form - (CEC-24)
Revised: . (PDF File, 7 pages)
Annual Progress Reporting Resources
Annual Progress Report Instructions (Revised August 2016)
Final Project Completion Reporting Resources
Final Project Completion Report Instructions (Revised August 2016)
EEP Calculator Resources
PPA Calculator, Version 1
(Excel file, 274 kb)
LEA Project SIR Worksheet Tool
(Excel file, 6 mb)
Other Related Content
Energy-Related Resources for Schools
(PDF file, 14 pages, 353 kb)
Senate Bill 73
(PDF file, 11 pages, 250 kb)
Approved Energy Expenditure Plans
Citizens Oversight Board
Approved ECAA-Ed (0%) Loans
- ECAA-Ed (0%) Approved Loans
(Updated as ECAA-Ed loans are approved)
Ask the Proposition 39 K-12 Hotline:
- Toll-free for those in California: 855-380-8722
- Toll line for those out of state: 916-653-0392
OR, e-mail your questions to:
California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) e-mail Listserv
Automated E-Mail Notifications
Key State Agencies
The California Energy Commission collaborates with the following state agencies to implement Proposition 39:
- California Department of Education
- California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
- California Conservation Corps
- California Public Utilities Commission
- California Workforce Development Board
- California Department of Industrial Relations
- Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect