SDG&E SUNRISE POWERLINK
ELIGIBILITY MAPS AND APPLICATION:
NOTE: Even if your parcel is marked "INELIGIBLE" you should apply! All of Deerhorn Valley is now at the highest possible Fire Danger level due the the new electrical lines. The SDG&E maps are not always accurate or up to date.
2012 POWERLINK FIRE MITIGATION GRANTS
UP TO $2,000 PER PARCEL
The Outer Jamul Fire Safe Council and Deerhorn Valley Community Association
are hosting an
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH
DEERHORN VALLEY FIRE STATION
A representative for the Powerlink Grants will be there to answer your questions.
REMEMBER: Applications need to be submitted by AUGUST 17.
This is the first year of the program which is expected to be renewed on a yearly basis as funding permits. Nearly all property in Deerhorn Valley that had a habitable structure in 2008 is eligible for up to $2,000 from the Sunrise Powerlink Grant Program.
Projects to fire-harden your home or create defensible space are encouraged. These can include:
ELIGIBILITY MAPS AND APPLICATION: http://www.sunrisepowerlinkgrants.com
Click the "More Details" link and look for your property. Even if it is labeled "Not Eligible," you are encouraged to apply! Errors exist on the database that was used for the maps, especially in areas devastated by the 2007 fires. It's worth a call the Powerlink Grants office at (619) 722-1056 and ask about your specific situation. They have been very helpful and cooperative, and most likely you will be encouraged to apply.
Frequently Asked Questions (from the Grants website):
Who can Apply? Homeowners with habitable structures located in the focused area identified by the SPFMG. This area is located in and around the Sunrise transmission corridor and may change with each Grant Year based on fire conditions.
When are the Grants available? The grants will be available annually.
Can I do both types of grant funded projects? Yes. The grant amount is up to a maximum of $2,000 per eligible parcel with structures per fund year. A parcel grant can be for a combination of eligible fuel modification and structure hardening to eligible structures, but the total grant will be a maximum of $2,000.
Can the Grant Program pay the contractor directly? No. The homeowner must apply for the grant, and arrange for the work. The grant program distributes the funds to the homeowner supplied information on the W-9 (third party/contractor information on a W-9 will not be accepted).
Can I do the work myself? Yes. Reasonable labor and cost expenses for vegetation clearing done by the homeowner are eligible. The application must identify the area, in square feet, and type of equipment used to do the work, and estimated hours to conduct the work. This information will be reviewed for reasonableness for the conditions described in the application.
Apply online: http://www.sunrisepowerlinkgrants.com
Apply by mail: Call (619) 722-7512 with questions and ask for an application to be mailed to you.