Fire Mitigation Grants Program

The program will distribute up to $2,092.64 per parcel with a qualifying structure, for the 2014 Program year, to qualified homeowners to conduct approved defensible space vegetation treatments or approved structure hardening activities.

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Program Dates for 2014

The 2014 submittal deadline has passed.

Application Period Start: Jan 6 2014

Application Period End: Mar 14 2014

Work Completed: Jul 18 2014

Receipts Received: Jul 31 2014

If you are eligible and need an application mailed to you:

  • Call the Grants Office at: 619-722-7512 to request an application.

How-To Determine your eligibility for a grant

  • Use the Apply link at the top of the page.
  • Locate your parcel by your last name, the 10 digit parcel number or by clicking on the map.
  • The parcel information will be listed below the map.
  • If the parcel is eligible, there will be a blue "apply" link next to it.

How-To Complete a secure grant application

  • You must use a computer (PC or Mac). You can not complete the application process using a smart phone.
  • A broadband internet connection is recommended.
  • You must create a login using a valid email address to create an online application.

The grant is available to eligible homeowners located in a focused area near the Sunrise transmission line corridor. The focused area may change from year to year, based on fire conditions determined by the SPFMG. There are three types of Grant funded categories:

Defensible Space

Structure Hardening

Community Protection

To meet state and local fire codes, create a Defensible space up to 100 feet around habitable structures located on a parcel and 10 feet along both sides of roads and driveways, on land you own or control.

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Harden habitable structures to a more ignition resistant standard such as retrofitting with approved fire-safe materials, rooftops, double pane windows, eave boxing, removal/replacement attic vents and/or installation of alternatives, and removal or replacement of wood fencing and decks with approved fire-resistant materials.

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Will focus on larger scale defensible space and structure fire prevention projects that benefit a larger population or community. This would include the extension and maintenance of defensible space to enhance firefighting efforts and for structure and community protection.

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Grant Application Process

All submitted applications will be reviewed for eligibility and completeness. Only those applications that are eligible and complete will be considered for approval by the Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Group (SPFMG).


  • Eligibility is to parcels, within a focused project area. Eligibility map is located on the Apply page of this web site, or call the Grants office for your parcel's eligibility status.
  • To be awarded a grant through this program, the grant project site address must be posted in compliance with County Consolidated Fire Code 505.1
  • Applications are due March 14, 2014
  • Administrative guidance available for home owners for grant project feasibility.
  • Email is the primary communication for this program for prompt status notifications. (U.S. Mail and phone notifications will be used if an email address is not provided).
  • Completed W-9 must be provided for grant funding consideration.

Grant Process Steps

  • Home owner completes application, on-line at secured website, or by mail.
  • SPFMG reviews completed applications and approves grant funding.
  • Home owner receives email notification for grant approval. Notifications will be made between April 4th and April 16th 2014.
  • Home owner conducts work which must be completed by July 18th 2014, and submits paid receipts and Work Completion Forms to the Grants office by July 31, 2014.
  • Grant Program Office reviews completion documents per homeowner application description and reviews receipts for approved project activities.
  • Administrative inspection of completed projects.
  • Administrative notification to bank for grant reimbursement of approved project activities.
  • Bank distributes grant reimbursement to applicant address and W-9 information within 45 days.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Phone: 619.722.7512

Fax: 619.722.1056

Mailing Address

Sunrise Powerlink Grants Program
P.O. BOX 249
Alpine, CA 91903

About Us

The Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Group (SPFMG) consists of seven federal, state or local fire agencies and SDG&E. The SPFMG guide a mitigation fund for homeowner grants for the creation of defensible space around homes or, alternatively, for residential structure hardening improvements. The grants are available to eligible homeowners located in a focused area near the Sunrise transmission line corridor. The focused area may change from year to year, based on fire conditions determined by the SPFMG.