To meet the increased need for electrical power, SDG&E built the 117 mile Sunrise Powerlink transmission line in San Diego County.

As part of the approval to construct the transmission line, a grants program funded by San Diego Gas & Electric Company has been implemented. The purpose of the program is to promote compliance with state code PRC 4291, local fire codes, County of San Diego, Ordinance No. 10147 (N.S). www.sdcounty.ca.gov/cob/ordinances/ord10147.doc and to facilitate fire fighting efforts and reduce structure damage from wildfires.

The Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Group (SPFMG), which includes seven federal, state and local fire agencies with jurisdiction along the route, was formed to implement and provide oversight to the Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Grants Program. The group will guide a mitigation fund that will include homeowner grants for the creation of defensible space around homes or alternatively, for residential structure hardening improvements.

Grant Availability

The Fire Mitigation Grants 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.

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. The SPFMG develop defensible space funding priorities, approve the grant fund applicants that meet the grant fund criteria and assist with its obligations with respect to administering the Defensible Space Grant Fund in compliance with the California Public Utilities Commission requirements.


Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Group

CAL FIREhttp://www.fire.ca.gov
Bureau of Land Managementhttp://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro.html
San Diego County Fire Authorityhttp://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/sdcfa/
San Diego Rural Fire Protection District http://www.sdruralfire.org/
Alpine Fire Protection Districthttp://www.alpinefire.org
City San Diego Fire-Rescue Departmenthttp://www.sandiego.gov/fire/index.shtml
Lakeside Fire Protection Districthttp://www.lakesidefire.net/
San Diego Gas & Electrichttp://www.sdge.com/

Contact Us

Contact Us

info@sunrisepowerlinkgrants.com

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.