The California Clean Energy Jobs Act
(Proposition 39 K-12 Program)

Important Message

IMPORTANT DEADLINE! Start your energy audits now to be prepared to submit your energy expenditure plans (EEP)

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.

This notice provides the typical one year project planning time for LEAs to plan and submit all EEPs. The one year timeline includes the planning process to receive allocation amounts, identify project energy measures and specifics, EEP development, submittal and approval, funding disbursement, and concludes with encumbering funds by the June 30, 2018, deadline.

Questions may be directed to or the Proposition 39 Hotline, toll-free at 855-380-8722, or for those out-of-state at (916) 653-0392.

LEAs may now apply under the approved Proposition 39 California Clean Energy Jobs Act – 2016 Program Implementation Guideline Rules!

The following tools and resources have been updated and revised and are now ready to use: Energy Expenditure Plan Online system (online system), Energy Expenditure Plan Handbook (handbook), Energy Savings Calculators, Version 8, and the Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) Worksheet Tool (worksheet tool).

LEAs may now apply under the approved Proposition 39 California Clean Energy Jobs Act – 2016 Program Implementation Guideline (2016 Guidelines) rules.

The online system, the handbook, and the SIR worksheet tool have been updated to reflect the 2016 Guidelines rule changes approved by the Energy Commission on July 13, 2016. Additionally, the handbook includes revised instructions to the Energy Savings Calculators, Version 8.

The Energy Savings Calculators, Version 8, includes new calculators for compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) to light-emitting diode (LED) replacement, windows replacement, cool roof installations, roof insulation installation, and transformer replacement measures. ECM 11 & 12 calculators have also been revised to accommodate wall-mount air conditioner and heat pump unit replacement measures. LEAs must use this version of the calculators effective immediately.

These documents and a Summary of Changes listing can be found on our Proposition 39 web page at

Questions may be directed to or the Proposition 39 Hotline, toll-free at 855-380-8722, or for out-of-state callers 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

Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP)

Annual Progress Reporting Resources

Final Project Completion Reporting Resources

EEP Calculator Resources

Other Related Content

Approved Energy Expenditure Plans

Program Information

Program Data

Approved ECAA-Ed (0%) Loans

More Information


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

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