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AB-386 School facilities: Efficiency and Sustainability Projects for Schools Pilot Program.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 17654 is added to the Education Code, immediately following Section 17653, to read:

17654.
 (a) The Efficiency and Sustainability Projects for Schools Pilot Program is hereby established for the purpose of providing funding to the department, subject to an appropriation by the Legislature, for allocation to school districts serving kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and community college districts to fund energy efficiency or water sustainability projects, including, but not necessarily limited to, renewable energy, water reclamation, or water conservation projects.
(b) A school district or community college district shall be eligible for moneys appropriated pursuant to subdivision (a) only if it has applied for or received funding pursuant to the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Division 16.3 (commencing with Section 26200) of the Public Resources Code) and does all of the following in connection with the energy efficiency or water sustainability project for which it seeks additional funding:
(1) Partners with an institution of higher education for the purposes of providing energy efficiency project-based learning opportunities for pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or for students enrolled at a community college.
(2) Leverages private investment in addition to the moneys appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26205 of the Public Resources Code.
(3) Utilizes state-approved apprenticeship programs and ensures access to those programs for qualified veterans who were honorably discharged.