Community Grant Program

San Diego Community Power (SDCP) is launching its first community grant program called Community Clean Energy Innovation Grants. The program aims to provide economic, environmental, and health benefits to SDCP’s communities. 

Budget and Awards

A total of $300,000 in grants is available for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 program.

Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $45,000 per project for work to be completed within one year.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the grant funding, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applications must be led by a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status
  • Applicants must have proven experience serving community members through projects or programs
  • Proposed project must serve SDCP customers*
  • Proposed project must advance one or more of the following focus areas:
    • Increased overall energy literacy of SDCP customers
    • Energy behaviors and/or education that reduce energy consumption and/or costs
    • Improvements in indoor and/or outdoor air quality related to greenhouse gas emissions
    • Workforce development opportunities that support careers in the clean energy industry
    • Energy resilience to ensure communities can avoid, prepare for, minimize, adapt to, and recover from energy disruptions
    • Increased access to the benefits of clean energy technologies with a focus on Communities of Concern and vulnerable populations


If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating in the grant application process, please complete the Participation Interest Form by 5:00 PM PDT on March 23, 2023. Application materials will be sent to interested participants on March 27, 2023.

Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 PM PDT on April 21, 2023.

*SDCP’s service territory includes the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, National City, San Diego, and the unincorporated communities of San Diego County.