Cleantech San Diego’s K-12 Schools Sustainability Strategy Collaborative comes in response to California Proposition 39’s annual funding allocations, which created the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund. Out of this new projected revenue stream, $550 million is being allocated annually for clean energy projects for five years, beginning in fiscal year 2013. These monies are being distributed to K-12 and community college districts to fund energy efficiency retrofits, clean energy installations, and the development of energy management capabilities.
In an effort to help San Diego schools gain maximum benefit from Prop. 39 funds, Cleantech San Diego and SDG&E organized the San Diego K-12 Schools Sustainability Strategy Collaborative in June 2013 to expedite the process and foster the sharing of energy efficiency and clean energy best practices between San Diego’s 45 school districts. The success of this initiative has helped made the San Diego region a top winner of these critical funds.