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Proposition 39

The California Clean Energy Jobs Act, an initiative approved by the voters as Proposition 39 at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, made changes to corporate income taxes and provides for the transfer of $550,000,000 annually from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five (5) years beginning with the 2013-14 fiscal year. Enacted into California law as SB 73, this legislation allocates resources for purposes of funding eligible projects that create jobs in California improving energy efficiency and expanding clean energy generation through renewable energy. Existing law provides for the allocation of available funds to public school facilities, university and college facilities, and other public buildings and facilities, as well as job training and workforce development and public-private partnerships for eligible projects associated with energy related building commissioning and recommissioning.

The California Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office is authorized to allocate $6 million during 2013-2014, of which $5 million will be towards the Proposition 39 Clean Energy Workforce Program Grant and another $1 million for additional job training and workforce development projects. This 2013-2014 RFA is planned as the first of several competitive grant opportunities spanning the full term of Proposition 39 funding.