This program will provide vouchers up to $3500 towards the purchase (including installation and certain other related costs) of an EPA-certified stove or fireplace insert (wood, electric, propane, or natural gas) to replace a non-certified stove or insert.
The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot 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. 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 certified device.
To be eligible for the Program, a homeowner or renter (Applicant) must be using an uncertified wood stove or wood insert as a primary heat source. The incentive amount will depend on where the property is located and the Applicant’s household income, with some households qualifying for full replacement cost. The replacement device must be installed by a professional, appropriately licensed stove installer and meet local fire and building codes. To ensure that the reductions in emissions are permanent, any stove removed through this program must be rendered permanently inoperable and recycled. This program provides incentives for one replacement per household. The replacement device must be a primary source of heat in the house. The Program is available to both homeowners and renters. Retroactive rebates are not available under this program, so applicants who remove the old device or purchase a new replacement device prior to being approved for this Program will be disqualified.