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

Important Message

On July 13, 2016, the California Energy Commission adopted the Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act - 2016 Program Implementation Guidelines (2016 Guidelines).

Rule changes adopted by the Energy Commission on July 13, 2016, will be reflected in the 2016 Guidelines. Local Educational Agencies (LEA) may apply under the 2016 Guidelines in September 2016. An updated Energy Expenditure Plan online system (online system), Energy Expenditure Plan Handbook, Energy Savings Calculators (Version 8), and the LEA Project Savings to Investment Ratio Worksheet Tool will also be updated and posted to the website in September.

Energy Expenditure Plan applications submitted before September must follow the 2015 Guidelines (December 2014 version).

Only when the updated online system is operational in September will LEAs be allowed to apply for Proposition 39 program awards under the newly adopted 2016 Guidelines.

For more information, visit the website at

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

Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act, K-12 Program and Energy Conservation Assistance Act 2013-2015 Progress Report
The California Energy Commission prepared this report to the Citizens Oversight Board in accordance with Proposition 39 (2012), Senate Bill 73 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2013), adopted by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on June 27, 2013.

This document is the California Energy Commission’s first 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 December 31, 2015.

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 California 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: and to the right under Citizens Oversight Board Progress Reports.


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


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  • Toll-free for those in California: 855-380-8722
  • Toll line for those out of state: 916-653-0392

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