February 27, 2014
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of
$38 Million to Local Educational Agencies Under Proposition 39
SACRAMENTO—School districts will soon receive about $38 million from the state in the second round of planning funds from voter-approved Proposition 39, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.
Proposition 39 will direct up to $2.5 billion in new revenues over five years to fund projects by California's local educational agencies (LEAs), including school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community colleges. Future years' funding will go toward the projects themselves, and first-year awards that were not used for planning can also go toward projects.
"The funding voters provided with Prop 39 will go a long way toward supporting our schools as they create stronger learning environments for our students," Torlakson said.
The first round of funding—totaling approximately $106 million—went to LEAs last November to begin assessing needs and planning projects. As part of the application to request energy planning funds, LEAs have certified that these funds will be used for authorized energy planning expenditures.
The complete list of recipients and amounts can be found on the California Department of Education's funding results Web page for Proposition 39. For additional details, visit the California Department of Education's Proposition 39 - California Energy Jobs Act Web page or the California Energy Commission's The California Clean Energy Jobs Act [http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/proposition39/] Web page.
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Tom Torlakson —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100