The California Clean Energy Jobs Act
(Proposition 39 K-12 Program)
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 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.
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 http://energy.ca.gov/efficiency/proposition39/.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
New Final Guidelines - Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act - 2016 Program Implementation Guidelines
(Revised July 13, 2016) (PDF file, 80 pages, 990 kb).
- Summary of Changes
2015 Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act - 2015 Program Implementation Guidelines
(December, 2014) (PDF file, 70 pages, 1.1 mb).
Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP)
Utility Data Release Authorization Form - (CEC-12)
(PDF File, Revised: )
Facility and Service Account Information Form - (CEC-24)
Revised: . (PDF File, 7 pages, 1.3 mb)
Listing of Utility Recipients for the CEC-12 and CEC-24 Forms
Revised: November 2015.
Annual Progress Reporting Resources
- Annual Progress Report Instructions (Revised August 2016)
- PowerPoint of Annual Progress Report Requirements
- WebEx Recording of Annual Progress Report Requirements
Final Project Completion Reporting Resources
- Final Project Completion Report Instructions (Revised August 2016)
- PowerPoint of Final Project Completion Reporting Requirements
- WebEx Recording of Final Project Completion Reporting Requirements
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
- Tracking Progress - Proposition 39 K-12 Program
- Workshops, Webinars, Documents and Announcements
- Blog Posts of Program Activities
- Frequently Asked Questions - Proposition 39 K-12 Program
- Fact Sheets
- Citizens Oversight Board
- Proposition 39 Progress Report to the Citizens Oversight Board, 2013-2015
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