SMUD Shine Awards

Shine is a community development program designed to support and revitalize communities in the Sacramento region. 

Shine Awards range from $5,000 to $100,000, are competitive and funding is limited. Any incorporated nonprofit organization within SMUD's Ser​vice Territory​ is eligible to apply. Shine Awards are available at three funding levels:

  • Spark (up to $10,000)
  • Amplifier (up to $50,000)
  • Transformer (up to $100,000)

While we'll consider a variety of projects, we are primarily interested in proposals from the following areas:

  • ​Social Well-Being
  • Healthy Environment
  • Prosperous Economy
  • Mobility

Applications will be open until August 1, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Apply and learn more information!

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your a​pplication!

Access our Webinar Registration form here (or click here​ to access the form in Spanish). 


SMUD Power Alert

Currently there are no rotating outages. Should we need to implement rotating outages due a power emergency, this page will be updated to show which sections are impacted. Rotating outages help protect the stability of our power grid and lower the risk of widespread outages.


Each outage lasts approximately 1 hour, then rotates to another section(s). More than one section may experience an outage at the same time.


SMUD Outage Map & Status Page


Sacramento County Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Program!

Sacramento County's Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Program opens today! Funded through the County's American Rescue Plan Act allocation, this program will provide grants to qualifying small businesses and nonprofits that have been directly impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses and nonprofits can apply for a one-time $10,000 grant to provide financial assistance to these impacted entities. 

Applications are open until August 31, 2022. Apply here today!

Sacramento County Microbusiness Grant Program!

Sacramento County's Microbusiness Grant Program helps businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Your business may be eligible if you:
  • Have fewer than 5 full-time employees
  • Made less than $50,000 in 2019
  • Were open and operating prior to December 31, 2019

Applications close on October 1, 2022. Find more eligibility information and apply here now!


Environmental Management Department 2021-2022 Fee Schedule

On May 18, 2021 the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the Environmental Management (EMD) fee package for 2021/2022, which will be effective July 1, 2021. 

​EMD provides education and inspection services to Sacramento County residents and businesses by fulfilling the department's mission to protect public health and the environment.  Services are provided across a variety of programs such as public drinking water, solid waste, business recycling, hazardous materials storage, hazardous waste generation, and retail food safety. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact us at or (916) 875-8550


SMUD EV Incentive Program

​A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The rebates will be available through the Sacramento County Incentive Project to install both commercial-grade Level 2 chargers and high-powered DC fast chargers. The project is an initiative of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), which works with local community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects for charging infrastructure that supports the adoption of EVs statewide.


South Sacramento Chosen for Community Air Protection Program

​On September 27, 2018, CARB selected 10 communities across the state to be the first communities to develop and implement a community emission reduction plan and/or an air monitoring plan.  The South Sacramento - Florin community was one of the 10 to be selected. This community will be a part of the inaugural implementation year for the State's Community Air Protection Program for air monitoring. 



2022 Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony!

This year's annual Sustainability Awards will be held on September 21st 2022 from 9:00 am  - 11:00 am at the Golden 1 Center! We welcome Sacramento's business community to this event! Join us in celebrating six businesses that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to conserving resources and taking sustainable action! This year's Awards ceremony will also recognize two businesses ​who have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint and support SMUD's 2030 Clean Energy Vision!

Register here​!


SMUD Meet the Buyers & Business Resource Expo 2022

Join SMUD on September 28-29 to network with buyers, strategic account advisors, and representatives from local government agencies! Participate in business education workshops and gain tips on how to bid for SMUD contracts. 

Access the event schedule and register here​!

Identify incentives to power your local small business with SMUD! You can participate in competitive bid processes for: