CDEfisc E-mail Message of August 9, 2016CDEfisc message of August 9, 2016 to County Offices of Education providing information about the Proposition 39 - California Clean Energy Jobs Act for fiscal year 2016-17.
Subject: Proposition 39 – California Clean Energy Jobs Act, Election to Receive Two Years of Funding in the Current Year, Fiscal Year 2016–17
Please forward this e-mail to school districts and charter schools in your county.
The purpose of this e-mail is to notify eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) that the 2016–17 Proposition 39 web-based application to elect to receive two years of funding is now available at: http://www3.cde.ca.gov/prop39/cleanenergy.aspx?fiscalyearid=2016.
LEAs with 1,000 or less average daily attendance (ADA) reported as of the 2015–16 Second Principal Apportionment may request to receive in the current year both the 2016–17 and 2017–18 Proposition 39 award allocations. Eligible LEAs will be notified by e-mail, addressed to the LEA contact identified in the California School Directory, with instructions for accessing the Proposition 39 web-based application. The due date to make this election is Thursday, September 1, 2016.
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 2016–17 Budget Act appropriated $398,800,000 to K–12 LEAs with 85 percent of the appropriation to be allocated based on 2015–16 ADA and 15 percent based on 2015–16 free and reduced-price meals (FRPM) eligibility. Proposition 39 funds are provided to LEAs to improve energy efficiency and create clean energy jobs.
Please note that the California Department of Education (CDE) has not completed the Proposition 39 award allocation calculations for the 2016–17 fiscal year. Award allocations cannot be determined until the CDE knows the number of LEAs with 1,000 or less ADA electing to receive both their current and subsequent year award allocations as allowed pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 26233(c). Once eligible LEAs make their elections, award allocations will be proportionately calculated for remaining LEAs. Award allocations will be made available by October 30, 2016.
The Proposition 39 Program Implementation Guidelines (Guidelines) and the Energy Expenditure Plan Handbook are available on the California Energy Commission Web page at http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/proposition39/index.html. These documents include information on how LEAs will submit Energy Expenditure Plans to the California Energy Commission for approval and how the CDE will disburse the funds. For questions on the Proposition 39 Guidelines or Energy Expenditure Plans, please contact the Energy Commission by phone at 855-380-8722 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For fiscal information, please refer to the CDE Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/prop39cceja.asp. For fiscal questions related to award allocations and payments, please contact the CDE by phone at
916-324-4555 [Note: the preceding telephone number is no longer valid and has been replaced with 916-323-5091.] or by e-mail at email@example.com.