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

Important Messages

January 2, 2019
FIRST REMINDER: Final Encumbrance Date for Proposition 39 is June 30, 2019

Statute requires that local education agencies (LEA) encumber Proposition 39 funds by June 30, 2019. This encumbrance date was extended by Assembly Bill 97, 2017-18 California Budget Act, from the original date of June 30, 2018.

The California Energy Commission is using the California Department of Education’s guidance in interpreting the definition of encumbrance, which is defined in the California School Accounting Manual (CSAM) Section 210-11. Encumbrances are a budgetary tool and defined as obligations in the form of purchase orders, contracts, salaries, and other commitments chargeable to an appropriation for which a part of the appropriation is reserved. Full details can be found at:

Proposition 39 funds not encumbered by June 30, 2019, will not be authorized for disbursement to the LEA.

Questions may be directed to to the Proposition 39 K-12 Hotline, toll-free at 855-380-8722, or for those out-of-state at (916) 653-0392.

November 9, 2018
Amendments to Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plans

Effective November 1, 2018, the California Energy Commission has re-initiated processing amendments to Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP).


  1. Planning funds rollover cannot be reversed, even by amendment.
  2. The amended grant amount must not increase total funds authorized in the EEP.

Questions may be directed to or the Proposition 39 K-12 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

Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP)

Annual Progress Reporting Resources

Final Project Completion Reporting Resources

EEP Calculator Resources

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Program Data

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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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