Sunrise Powerlink Grants Program
In an effort to protect homes from the threat of wildfire; eligible homes located within the Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Group area can apply for a grant program funded by SDG&E to assist homeowners with home hardening.
One of the grant options is the installation of ember-resistant vents. The vents provide protection from intrusion of embers and flames during a wildfire.
The grant application period for 2020 has passed and new grant information will be available on January 1, 2021. For more information, visit Sunrise Powerlink Grants Program or click the button below.
Who can apply for a grant?
Homeowners with habitable structures located in the Area of Eligibility determined annually by the SPFMG. This area is located in and around the Sunrise transmission line corridor and is displayed on the grants program website for each grant year.
When are the grants available?
The grants will be available annually. The application timelines and program information are available on the grants program website. An application is required for each grant year.
Can I receive more than one grant in a year?
No. An eligible parcel can receive no more than one grant in a grant year.
Do I need a building permit for a Structure Hardening project, including vent replacement with ember-resistant vents?
Yes. It is the homeowner's responsibility to obtain the appropriate building permit for the approved Structure Hardening project. To be considered for grant reimbursement, proof of a passed final inspection via a signed Inspection Report Card must be submitted with grants program work completion documents by the program due date.
Can I do the work myself?
Yes. Grants program labor rates are used for activities conducted by homeowner and family members.
What is the SPFMG?
It's short for the Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Group. The SPFMG is responsible for overseeing the Sunrise Powerlink Grants Program. Its members represent the following agencies:
- Alpine Fire Protection District
- CAL FIRE
- Lakeside Fire Protection District
- San Diego County Fire Authority
- San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
- U.S. Bureau of Land Management
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is a non-voting member.
Where does money for the grants come from?
SDG&E funds the program as a condition of state regulatory approvals to construct and operate the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line.