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Proposition 39 — Clean Energy Jobs Act

​​​​​Proposition 39 was adopted by the voters in November 2012 closing a corporate tax loophole and providing roughly $550 million annually to K-12 and CCC's for Energy Projects for the next five years starting in fiscal year 13/14. The bill is focused on the creation of Green Jobs through the allocation of state funding. Funding is allocated on an ADA and FRMP basis to all school and community college districts and charter schools. The funding will be available in yearly allocations as adopted in the Governor's budget.

The San Diego County Schools and Community Colleges Energy JPA can serve as your agent for insuring that your Prop 39 funds are invested wisely. The EJPA will utilize its partnerships with not-for profit organizations such as California Conservation Corps and Clean Tech San Diego along with locally known and accomplished consultants to ensure that the California Energy Commission (CEC) process is duly followed. These same assets will guarantee that the latest in energy conservation and innovation is made available to all San Diego County schools and colleges. By utilizing "free" services whenever possible and pooling our resources we will require less "management" funds leaving more funds for actual energy savings projects.

Funding for FY 2013/14 has been allocated as follows:

  • $381 Mill to K-12; Charters and COEs
  • $47 Mill to Community Colleges
  • $28 Mill to California Energy Commission for Low/No Interest loans
  • $3 Mill to California Workforce Investment Board for job training
  • $5 Mill to California Conservation Corps for tech support

Through the Energy JPA, SDCOE will assist districts and charter schools navigate the CEC's eight-step process:

       Step 1: Provide CEC Access to Site Level Electric & Gas Usage Data

       Step 2: Benchmarking – Determination of Energy use intensity

       Step 3: Energy Project Prioritization Considerations

       Step 4: Sequencing of Facility Improvement

       Step 5: Energy Project Identification – Energy Audits / Surveys

       Step 6: Cost Effectiveness Determination

       Step 7: Complete and Submit an Energy Expenditure Plan

       Step 8: Project Tracking and Reporting