Woodsmoke Reduction Program
The Woodsmoke Reduction Program (Program) is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. Assembly Bill 1613 committed $5,000,000 in funding for replacing uncertified, inefficient wood burning devices with cleaner burning and more efficient devices. Statute establishes investment minimums for disadvantaged and low-income communities and low-income households. The Program is designed to help households replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing Program Guidelines for the implementation of the Program. The Program, implemented by CARB, will be administered by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) in coordination with local air quality management districts. The Feather River Air Quality Management District (District) will administer Program projects located in Yuba and Sutter counties. The District will develop a work plan which will outline how the District will administer the Program locally in order meet the goals and requirements of the Program Guidelines.
More information on the Woodsmoke Reduction Program should be available in January 2018. Please check back then for more information, or contact Sondra Spaethe at (530) 634-7659 ext 210 or (redacted) to be placed on the mailing list to be notified when the Program becomes available.