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CDEfisc E-mail Message of July 17, 2013

CDEfisc message of July 17, 2013 to County Offices of Education providing additional information about Proposition 39 - California Clean Energy Jobs Act for fiscal year 2013-14.

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Subject: 2013–14 Proposition 39 – California Clean Energy Jobs Act, Election to Receive Two Years of Funding in the Current Year
Please forward this e-mail to school districts and charter schools in your county.

Proposition 39, a voter approved initiative at the November 2012 statewide general election, provides for annual transfers from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for a period of five years, 2013–14 through 2017–18. The 2013–14 Budget Act appropriated $381,000,000 to K–12 local educational agencies (LEAs) with 85 percent of the appropriation to be allocated based on 2012–13 average daily attendance (ADA) and 15 percent based on 2012–13 free and reduced-price meals (FRPM). Proposition 39 funds will be provided to LEAs to improve energy efficiency and create clean energy jobs. Guidelines are under development and LEAs will see more information soon, including how LEA’s will submit energy project expenditure plans to the California Energy Commission (CEC) for approval, and how the California Department of Education (CDE) will disburse the funds. In addition to receiving future CDE communications, LEAs should refer to the CEC’s Proposition 39 webpage at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/proposition39/index.html for more detail.

LEAs with 1,000 or less ADA reported as of the second principal apportionment for the prior year are eligible to receive in the current year both the current and subsequent year Proposition 39 funding entitlements. The purpose of this e-mail is to notify eligible LEAs that the 2013–14 Proposition 39 web-based application to elect to receive two years of funding is now available at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/prop39cceja13rfa.asp.

Those eligible LEAs will receive an e-mail, addressed to the LEA contact identified in the California School Directory, with instructions on obtaining a password to logon to the Proposition 39 web-based application. The due date to make this election is Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Please note that the CDE has not completed the Proposition 39 entitlement calculation for the 2013–14 fiscal year, and the CDE cautions districts’ reliance on calculations and/or estimates by other entities. The calculation will not be possible to complete until such time as the CDE knows the number of LEAs with ADA of 1,000 or less that choose to receive both their current and subsequent year entitlements as allowed by Public Resources Code Section 26233 (c). Once the eligible LEAs make their elections, entitlements will be proportionately calculated for the remaining LEAs.

For more fiscal related information, please refer to the CDE Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/prop39cceja.asp. If you have additional questions, please contact the CDE by phone at 916-327-0538 or by e-mail at prop39fiscal@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Rebecca Lee | prop39fiscal@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4533
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