May 28, 2014
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of $8 Million to Local Educational Agencies Under Proposition 39
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that local educational agencies (LEAs) will soon receive about $8.4 million in the third round of Proposition 39 planning funds.
"Prop 39 is generating some much-needed support for modern school facilities and healthy environments for young Californians," Torlakson said. "These projects bring together job creation, environmental protection, cost savings, and learning opportunities."
Covering a span of five years, Proposition 39 will direct up to $2.5 billion in new revenue to fund projects by California 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.
In the first two rounds of funding LEAs received approximately $145 million to begin assessing needs and planning projects. An LEA's application to request energy planning funds certifies 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 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100