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Proposition 39 Clean Energy Workforce Program Grant

Prop 39


The mission of the Proposition 39 Clean Energy Workforce Development Program is to contribute to the State’s job growth and economic vitality through regional training programs that result in the measurable and successful transition of CTE students from community colleges to careers in the Energy Efficiency and Utilities sector

The Inland Empire/Desert and San Diego/Imperial Region has submitted a joint non-competitive grant application in response to the Prop 39 RFA. This $868,000 grant will support both regions and includes $518,000 in program improvement funding to be allocated to partnering colleges in October 2014. Program Improvement funding must be fully expended by each participating college by March, 2015 and can be spent on energy program related supplies, equipment, faculty professional development activities, and/or curriculum or program development. This funding is not however meant to develop new programs. The administrative home for the Inland Empire/Desert and San Diego/Imperial regions will be Cuyamaca College. Cuyamaca College and College of the Dessert will co-lead the project.

Funding Period: March 15, 2014 – March 31, 2015

Grant Total for Inland Empire/Desert and San Diego/Imperial regions: $868,000

Allocations: $350,000 for leadership and administrative.
$518,000 to be distributed during first year to participating colleges for related Program Improvement through formula funding.


Fiscal Agent: Jon P. Kropp
Cuyamaca College
[email protected]
(619) 660-4045

Lead for the IE/DRC: Jon M. Caffery
College of the Desert
[email protected]

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