The California Clean Energy Jobs Act
(Proposition 39 (K-12) Program)
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The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39): A new tracking progress document is now available online. It is an 11-page summary of the California Energy Commission’s K-12 portion of the program. The document presents general information about the California Clean Energy Jobs Act in addition to specific features of the Energy Commission’s portion of the program, and program accomplishments that include energy measures approved, estimated energy savings and estimated job creation information, from the beginning of the program in fiscal year 2013/14 to August 2015.
This tracking progress document is one of many on the Energy Commission’s website that provides a basic summary of California’s progress toward a cleaner energy future.
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 − 2015 Program Implementation Guidelines (Revised December 10, 2014) (PDF file, 70 pages, 1 MB).
- Summary of Changes
Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP)
Utility Data Release Authorization Form - (CEC-12)
(PDF File, Revised February 2015)
- Facility and Service Account Information Form - (CEC-24)
Revised June 2015. (PDF File, 6 pages, 1 MB)
- Listing of Utility Recipients for the CEC-12 and CEC-24 Forms
- 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, 250KB)
Key State Agencies
The California Energy Commission collaborates with the following state agencies to implement Proposition 39:
- California Department of Education
- California Public Utilities Commission
- California Workforce Investment Board
- California Conservation Corps
- Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect
Approved Energy Expenditure Plans
Approved ECAA-Ed (0%) Loans
- ECAA-Ed (0%) Approved Loans
(Updated as ECAA-Ed loans are approved)
Ask the Proposition 39 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: