The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39)
Energy Commission Launches Proposition 39 Program
Now accepting Energy Expenditure Plans!
On December 19, 2013, the Energy Commission adopted the Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act – 2013 Program Implementation Guidelines (guidelines) in accordance with Proposition 39 (2012) and Senate Bill 73 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Chapter 29, Statues of 2013), as amended by Senate Bill 97 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Chapter 357, Statutes of 2013). These guidelines define how the State of California intends to implement the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) Program.
Questions? The Energy Commission has established a Proposition 39 Hotline (toll-free for those in California: 855-380-8722, and a toll line for those out-of-state: 916-653-0392). Local Education Agencies (LEAs) may call with questions about how to apply for Proposition 39 awards and how to complete Form A and Form B. LEAs may also e-mail questions to the Energy Commission Hotline staff at Prop39@energy.ca.gov.
- Final Proposition 39 Guidelines (Adopted December 19, 2013)
(PDF file, 65 pages, 1.2 mb)
The California Energy Commission is working with a number of key stakeholders to implement the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39):
- California Department of Education
- California Workforce Investment Board
- California Conservation Corps
- Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect
The California Clean Energy Jobs Act makes changes to corporate income taxes and, except as specified, provides $550 million annually from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund, or the Job Creation Fund, for five fiscal years beginning with the 2013-14 fiscal year.
The recently signed Senate Bill 73 spells out the details of how the grant funds will be allocated to California's K-12 schools and community colleges, and includes a number of requirements to ensure Proposition 39 funds deliver the expected energy efficiency and cost savings. The Energy Commission was designated through legislation to lead a process with its counterpart state agencies to develop guidelines.
If you are interested in learning more about the Proposition 39 funding opportunities or to participate in the public process, please subscribe to the Proposition 39 listserv using the form to the right or on the main listserv sign-up page.
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Proposition 39 Hotline:
- Toll-free for those in California: 855-380-8722
- Toll line for those out of state: 916-653-0392