Proposition 39 Funding is Staying Alive

The School Energy Coalition’s highest legislative priority this year has been fulfilled. Governor Brown has signed SB 110 – Budget Trailer Bill Language (TBL) for Proposition 39. SB 110 TBL removes the sunset of the Proposition 39 program so it may continue indefinitely (subject to the annual budget process) and provides a date certain for remaining funds to be swept from the Proposition 39 program for those Local Education Agencies (LEA) that have never submitted such a plan for approval.

SB 110 also requires that those remaining funds continue to be made available to K-12 school districts in the form of clean energy buses, low- and no-interest loans, and by application for energy efficiency and renewable grants.