Funding Program


The California Energy Commission has adopted Guidelines (PDF) in accordance with Proposition 39 (2012) and Senate Bill 73 (Chapter 29, Statutes of 2013). Section 26235(a) of the Public Resources Code required the California Energy Commission to establish these Guidelines, in consultation with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Chancellor the California Community Colleges, and the California Public Utilities Commission.

Program Eligibility

California local education agencies (LEAs), such as public school districts (K-12), charter schools, state special schools and county offices of education are eligible to submit proposed energy projects to the Energy Commission. The Energy Commission approves LEA Energy Expenditure Plans and works with the California Department of Education, which distributes funding after plans are approved.

California’s community college districts are also eligible to receive Prop 39 funds through the Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

2014-15 Funding Availability

The California Department of Education recently released the 2014-15 Prop 39 allocated funding availability of $279 million for school districts and charter schools in the state. The data provides information on total award allocation, average daily attendance, free and reduced price meals (FRPM) and other informational items.

  • New! 2014-15 Funding Allocations (Excel)

  • 2013-14 Funding Allocations (Excel)

  • View by allocations by county:


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For the 2014‐15 fiscal year, the California Legislature appropriated:

  • $279 million to LEAs for energy efficiency and clean energy projects
  • $25.2 million to the Energy Commission’s Energy Conservation Assistance Act-Education (ECAA-Ed)
  • $2.8 million to the Energy Commission Bright School’s Program
  • $39 million to California community college districts
  • $3 million to the California Workforce Investment Board
  • $5 million to the California Conservation Corps

Have questions on Prop 39 funding? Click here for the funding FAQs.

Eligible Projects

To date, the Energy Commission has approved 253 energy expenditure plans, totaling more than $170 million and benefiting 788 schools in California. Here is a list of approved expenditure plans (Excel).

Eligible energy projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Repairs to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
  • New chillers, boilers and furnaces.
  • New lighting and lighting control systems.
  • Installation of energy-efficient windows, programmable thermostats and thermal window shades.
  • On-site clean energy generation, such as solar photovoltaic.