SACRAMENTO -- The state is releasing more than $106 million in funding through Proposition 39 to help schools start planning energy efficient projects, state Superintendent of Public Schools Tom Torlakson said Wednesday.

Last November, voters approved the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, or Proposition 39, which allocates funding to support energy efficiency and alternative energy projects, as well as improvements and repairs to help cut down on operating costs and improve health and safety conditions in public schools. Over five years, schools will receive about $2.5 billion through the act.

In the East Bay, both the Alameda and Contra Costa County offices of education and nearly every district and charter school is receiving funding in the first round. The complete list of funding allocations is available by visiting www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/fr. Click on "Proposition 39 -- California Clean Energy Jobs Act."