A Little Help From Friends

To help schools through the Proposition 39 (K-12) program application process, the California Energy Commission developed easy-to-use tools for simple energy projects and has a team of engineers and energy specialists to review and approve applications. But, as most educational leaders know, sometimes you need a little hands-on help to find solutions.

The Energy Commission provided that today with an in-house training for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and their consultants. The focus was to help LEAs understand what is required for an energy efficiency project, what documentation is needed and the review process.

Proposition 39 (K-12) program staff presented common technical and administrative issues that have the potential to delay the approval process. As part of the workshop, the 30 participants had an opportunity to engage in a question and answer period that provided information on application details. LEAs with specific issues could have a one-on –one discussion with program staff.

The Energy Commission is conducting an additional training next week for those who were unable to attend today. Interested participants should view the meeting notice for more information. For additional program resources (Program Guidelines, EEP Handbook, Utility Authorization Forms, Energy Savings Calculators, etc.) visit Proposition 39 (K-12) Program: California Clean Energy Jobs Act. Additional questions may be directed to, or the Proposition 39 (K-12) Hotline toll-free at 855-380-8722, or for those out-of-state at 916-653-0392.

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