As outlined in SB 73, community colleges will receive 11 percent of the Prop 39 funds allocated for energy efficiency projects on California campuses.
As was discussed in an earlier article in Green Technology magazine, K-12 districts can obtain technical support for evaluating their needs and planning Prop 39-funded projects through the Bright Schools program administered by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Community colleges can receive similar help through another CEC initiative, the Energy Partnership Program. As is the case with Bright Schools, the program can provide up to $20,000 in consulting services, including energy audits, review of project plans and guidance regarding incentives and funding. There are no proposal deadlines, but available funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
For details regarding the application process, click here.