The announcement of the grant opening will be made in the newsletter, email and social media, typically around the summer. This grant is for the amount of $5500 or less, and will only be paid to contractors after the work is done, or vendors after delivery. Grants can be applied to a portable generator (which should cost less than the $5500) or go toward an automatic permanent home generator (which will cost more than that grant amount). In either case, portable or permanent home generator, members are required to obtain two bids for the same product or scope of work. If the cost of work exceeds $5500, the member is responsible for the remaining amount.