Woodsmoke Reduction Program
April 16, 2018 Update: the air district is holding a retailer training for retailers interested in participating in the Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program on Tuesday May 1st. Interested retailers should call (530) 634-7659 ext 210 for more information.
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. 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.
If you are applying for a wood-burning woodstove or fireplace insert located in a residence in Yuba or Sutter counties, you will need to submit your Application by mail, email, or hand deliver to:
Feather River Air Quality Management District
541 Washington Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991
For other locations, please check with the air district in which the device resides here.
Devices located within disadvantaged communities or low-income communities as defined on this map qualify for the Enhanced Incentive Voucher (up to $3,500). Low-income households outside of these areas also quality for the Enhanced Incentive Voucher. To qualify as low-income, the household must show proof of enrollment in a low-income assistance program (WIC, LIHEAP, CARE) or have a household income at or below 80 percent of the statewide median household income (currently at $49,454). Remaining residents outside the map areas are eligible for the Standard Voucher of $1,000 towards the purchase and installation of a new, EPA-certified woodstove, wood insert, gas or electric device.
Once you receive a voucher, you must make a commitment to purchase a new device from a participating retailer within 4 weeks. The new device must be installed by a licensed contractor and meet local fire and building codes; do-it-yourself installations are NOT allowed under this program.
Application - Coming Soon
Workplan - Coming Soon
List Of Participating Retailers - Coming Soon
The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program will be administered by the Feather River Air Quality Management District in coordination with the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The District is developing a Workplan which will outline how the District will administer the Program locally in order meet the goals and requirements of the Program Guidelines, available at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/planning/sip/woodsmoke/reduction_program.htm.
Open hearth fireplaces may be eligible for the Program if the fireplace is used as a primary source of heat. Documentation will be required.
Please 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.