About the Fire Mitigation Grants Program
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.
The Fire Mitigation Grants Program will distribute up to $2,137.68 per parcel with a qualifying structure for the 2015 Program Year to qualified homeowners to conduct approved defensible space vegetation treatments or approved structure hardening activities that are in compliance with building code and permit requirements.
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
|Bureau of Land Management||http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro.html|
|San Diego County Fire Authority||http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/sdcfa/|
|San Diego Rural Fire Protection District||http://www.sdruralfire.org/|
|Alpine Fire Protection District||http://www.alpinefire.org|
|City San Diego Fire-Rescue Department||http://www.sandiego.gov/fire/index.shtml|
|Lakeside Fire Protection District||http://www.lakesidefire.net/|
|San Diego Gas & Electric||http://www.sdge.com/|