Woodstove Replacement Program
Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (District) is offering vouchers to homeowners in Mendocino County to replace non-EPA certified wood stoves, fireplace inserts, or open-hearth fireplaces used as a primary source of heat with new, cleaner burning devices. The new device may be an EPA certified woodstove or insert, a natural gas or propane heating device, or an electric heating device. Click Here for More Info
Download the form here: Woodstove Replacement Program Application
Application Deadline is November 30, 2018
If you are a low-income homeowner currently using an older non-certified wood burning stove, insert, or open hearth fireplace as your primary heating source, you may be eligible to receive a voucher valued up to $4,000 towards the purchase and installation of a cleaner heating alternative.
To be considered for this incentive program, residents must meet all of the following requirements:
- ·Owner-occupied residence located within the District’s boundaries in designated low-income areas or disadvantaged communities. Click Here for Link to Interactive Map
- ·Must be using an old, non-EPA-certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open hearth fireplace as a primary source of heat in the residence.
Note: At this time, pellet stoves and heat pumps are not eligible for replacement through this program.
- ·Participation in a low-income assistance program (WIC, CARE, LIHEAP), or have a total annual household income of less than $49,454 are eligible to apply.
Approved applicants will receive a voucher valued up to $4000 towards the purchase and installation of a new certified device. Vouchers are valid for four weeks from date of issuance. Once a voucher is redeemed, installation must occur within 90 days. New devices must be professionally installed by a licensed contractor in accordance with local fire and building codes. ‘Do-It-Yourself’ installations are not allowed under this program.
What's the process?
All applications must be approved by the District and a voucher issued prior to ordering or purchasing a new EPA-certified woodstove, insert, or a natural gas, propane or electric heating device from a participating retailer, in order to be eligible for funding. Stoves that are replaced through this program must be permanently removed from service and surrendered to the participating retailer, who will render them inoperable and coordinate their disposal / recycling. Recipients must agree to abide by the Program’s guidelines, as outlined in the application.
This project is supported by the California Climate Investments (CCI) program, a statewide initiative that puts Cap-and-Trade dollars to work. This voucher program is subject to state requirements and agreements with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Air Pollution Control Officer’s Association (CAPCOA).
If you have any questions or would like more information please call the District office at 707-463-4354.