Woodsmoke Reduction Program
Applications are no longer being accepted for this Program. To receive a notice when more information becomes available, please request to be added to the mailing list by calling the FRAQMD office at (530) 634-7659 or emailing fraqmd at fraqmd.org.
General Information on the 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. 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.
An uncertified wood stove or insert is not EPA certified. Typically stoves or inserts older than 1990 are uncertified.
Devices located within disadvantaged communities or low-income communities as defined on this map qualify for the Enhanced Incentive Voucher (up to $5,000). 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 $51,026). 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.
This program is not a rebate program. If you buy the device without receiving a voucher first, then the device is not eligible for the program.
Open hearth fireplaces may be eligible for the Program if the fireplace is used as a primary source of heat. Documentation will be required such as photographs of the wood pile, receipts for maintenance for a chainsaw, a wood cutting permit, copies of energy bills showing a reduction in usage from summer to winter indicating that electricity and/or gas were not the primary source of heat.
The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program is 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 CARB also maintains a website and has adopted guidelines for program implementation at https://www.arb.ca.gov/planning/sip/woodsmoke/reduction_program.htm.
Participating Dealers in the District (as of June 21, 2018):
BiCounty Stoves, 1306 Hassett Ave #B, Yuba City, 95991, 530-673-7402
Participating Dealers in Nearby Districts:
A-1 Stoves Inc, 819 Whispering Pines Lane, Grass Valley, 95945, 530-477-1979
A-1 Stoves Inc, 3881 Benatar Way, Suite F, Chico, 95928, 530-559-0558
Abercrombie & Co, 17593 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley, 95946 530-432-2499*
Chico Fireplace & Stoves, 3029 Esplanade #11, Chico, 95973, 530-343-0821
Custom Fireside, 5545 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, 95841, 916-331-2423
DeLong's Heritage Heating, 2370 Baldwin Avenue, Oroville, 95966, 530-533-0144
Heat Tech, 867 Hwy 99, Gridley, 95948, 530-846-1985
Sierra Timberline, 324 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley, 95945, 530-273-4822
Wood Heat and Spa (Reliance Propane Services), 6426 Skyway, Paradise, 95969, 530-877-0799
*Some retailers are in process, an up to date list will be mailed with each voucher. Additional retailers may may be added.
Please contact the District at (530) 634-7659 or at (redacted) if you have questions regarding the program.